Today is Sunday, the day when Jesus rises from the dead. The grave could not hold Him. Sin is defeated, satan is defeated. For those who believe this by fatih, the resurrection confirms the forgiveness of their sins and eternal life. Jesus is now intereceding for us by the right hand of God. One day we will join him. This is the power of Easter.
Today is Thursday and the disciples are making preparation for Passover. Jesus has prepared everthing for them. Jesus also institutes the Lord's Supper at this dinner, a sacrament that He encourages them to partake of often in rememberance of Him, a sacrament which we as the Church continue to celebrate until He returns on that Glorious Day.
Over the next few days, we are going to trace the final week of Jesus' life and ministry on earth, commonly referred to as Passion Week. The cup of suffering in our title refers to the punishment that Jesus is about to undertake on the cross in our place. So that we might live. Today is Monday and Jesus is cleansing the temple of the corruption taking place in it.
This Jesus - The Name above all names. The Lord of lords. The reason we celebrate today. The Man crucified for our sins. Risen from the dead. Ascended into heaven. Exalted at the right hand of God. See how He is the center of everything.
If God is for us, who can be against us? We know He is for us, because He sent His Son to die for us. Jesus rose on the third day and is now at the right hand of God interceding for us. What mercy! He loves us so much. Absolutely nothing can separate us from the love us God. Join us for this encouraging message of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.