If you’re a parent or grandparent, you’ll drop everything the minute your child or grandchild wants to talk to you. Our Heavenly Father feels the same way when we call out His name. He wants a conversation with us, but we are afraid of it or feel unworthy—or simply don’t know what to say. Join Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs as he talks about it between now and Easter.
As a church family, we will pray and study God’s Word together during 40 days leading up to Easter: Monday, February 19 through Friday, March 30. Then we will celebrate together the amazing gift Jesus gave to us at Easter services on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1. Subscribe below–or follow Crossings on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram using the buttons at the bottom of this page–to get reminders of the daily Bible reading, prayer, prayer experiences, and action steps. You can also return to this page anytime to read any of the previous days’ posts.
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But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.
When He had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
-Isaiah 53:5 NIV & John 19:30 NIV
… The Master, Jesus, on the night of His betrayal, took bread. Having given thanks, He broke it and said,
“This is My body, broken for you.
Do this to remember Me.
After supper, He did the same thing with the cup:
This cup is My blood, My new covenant with you. Each time you drink this cup, remember Me.”
What you must solemnly realize is that every time you eat this bread and every time you drink this cup, you reenact in your words and actions the death of the Master.
-1 Corinthians 11:23-26 MSG
He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want Your will to be done, not mine.” Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened Him. He prayed more fervently, and He was in such agony of spirit that His sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.
-Luke 22:41-44 NLT
But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”
-Romans 10:14-15 NLT