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Becoming Like Christ Together for the World
Holy Week, April 13-19
Holy Week is an opportunity to follow Jesus all the way to the cross. Many of us move from the public worship of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to the glorious celebration of his resurrection on Easter. But to do so is to miss much of the journey because the only way to the resurrection is through the cross.
Walking with Jesus all the way to the cross is not easy. If we are honest, we have to confess our resistance to going all the way. But it is essential as it is crucial in heeding Jesus’ call: “If any want to be my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.” (Luke 9:23-24)
In the week before his death, Jesus gathered with those closest to him. The scriptural account of the significant words and actions shared prepared them and us for life in the Spirit when he was gone. As we meditate on the passion of Christ, we grow in appreciation of Jesus’ love, sacrifice, and suffering for our sake, and we grow in awareness of our brokenness, sin, and failures that made it necessary for him to die for us.
Jesus made resurrection living in the power of the Spirit possible through his death and resurrection. Walking with Jesus in Holy Week is an annual rhythm that God can use to help us in our process of Becoming Like Christ Together for the World.
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