The Passover Lamb (Exodus 12)

Easter is now just a couple of weeks away, and this year our Good Friday service will be on April 3, which is a week from this Friday. And as we mentioned, we will be joining with 3 other churches that morning at 10:30 at FBC in Welland, as we worship together & take time to remember Jesus’ death on the cross. But another important event also happens to coincide with GF this year, because that is also the day when the feast of Passover begins. And so that evening, our Jewish friends will be celebrating the Passover seder as they have been doing for thousands of years. I should also mention that on April 12, the 1st Sunday after Easter, Andrew Barron, the Canadian director of Jews for Jesus w

When God suffers (Isaiah 53)

Ever since the beginning of the new year, our focus on Sunday mornings has been on how we are able to see Jesus portrayed in the OT. And we have been saying that the key to unlocking the meaning of the OT is to read it in light of the NT. And the reverse is also true: we need to read the OT because it provides the essential backdrop for everything that takes place later in the NT. Because really the whole Bible, right from Gen to Rev, is the story of one person, and that person is Jesus of Nazareth. And one of the most remarkable pictures we have of Jesus anywhere in the Bible is the one we read a few moments ago from Isaiah 53, which was written about 600 years before he was born. You may r

When God is silent (Psalm 22)

CS Lewis, the renowned Christian author of the Narnia Chronicles, was a lifelong bachelor until the age of 58, when he married an American woman named Joy Davidson. But not long after they were married, Joy was diagnosed with bone cancer, and she died just a couple of years later. In his book A Grief Observed, which he wrote shortly after she died, Lewis wrote the following words: "Meanwhile, where is God? When you are happy, so happy that you have no sense of needing Him.. you will be- or so it seems, welcomed with open arms. But go to him when your need is desperate, when all other help is vain, and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting & double bolting on

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