Eastside Missionary Baptist Church
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April 13, 2014
Bro. Ron Fields
Minister for today’s service.
Christ’s first coming
was to a manger surrounded by donkeys, sheep and cattle.
At the end of His brief life on earth Christ chose a donkey to carry Him into Jerusalem, as He presented Himself as the Passover Lamb….
The Lamb of God
As a sacrifice for the sins of the world.
Christ’s first coming concluded
as He was arrested by Caiaphas, brought before Pilate, dragged before Herod; tortured, spit upon and forced to wear a scarlet robe of mockery.
Christ’s second coming
will be on a horse, a pure white stallion thundering through the clouds of heaven with the armies of God following Him.
For He returns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Christ’s second coming
will see Caiaphas trembling at His feet, Pilate wringing his hands, Herod dragged before Him and all three will bow before The King of the Kings and confess that He is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Have you had your Good Friday?
The first soul purchased by the blood of Christ was a poor thief.
Just two sentences giving eternal hope,
“Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy Kingdom”
“Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise”.
Nothing more was said but all that was needed was said by each.
This Week’s Reminders:
Today: Awana meets: 5:30 pm
Evening Worship: 6:00 pm
Wednesday: Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
April 15th Senior Saints outing to the Azalea Festival, Muskogee, OK…leave church 9:00 AM (date changed from the 8th)
April 28th – 30th BMAA National meeting in Little Rock, AR
Prayer calendar for today: Brandon and Angie Cox (Ella, Sam & Drew) of
Bentonville Arkansas, planting churches in Northwest Arkansas.
Pastor Search Committee: Ministers scheduled for services:
April 20th Bro Phil Misenheimer April 27th Bro Phil Misenheimer
Church pray the Holy Spirit leads us to a Pastor, and we be in one accord.
Wednesday Prayer Service: Last Wed. night was business meeting.
April 16th Bro Alfred Sagely will bring the devotional study.
Good Friday to Easter Sunday
Friday…when the forces of evil won over the forces of good, when the Son of God died on a cross. In a real sense we live on Saturday, the day with no name. That dark, Golgothan Friday can only be called Good because of what happened on Easter Sunday and someday God will enlarge the miracle of Easter on cosmic scale. Human history grinds on, between the time of promise and time of fulfillment. It’s a good thing to remember, in the cosmic drama, as we live out our days …. It’s Saturday on planet earth!
Excerpts from a sermon by Tony Campolo
On Friday night, they crucified Christ on that tree,
But He said, “don’t worry, three days later I’ll live again, you’ll see!”
When problems try to bury you, make it hard to pray,
It may seem like Friday night
But Sunday’s on the way!
Chorus from a song by Carmen Licciardell
Between the cross and the empty tomb hovers the promise of history:
hope for the world and hope for each one of us.
Thought for today: Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.
We continue to edit song book hymns….want to help? ……See Judy.
Thanks to Brenda Yancey who continues to download these hymns.
Thanks to Kathy, Kaylee and Michelle for running the projection system.
Church we have many members with serious health concerns.
Keep them in your prayers.