My short letter to you yesterday showed three steps in growing as a disciple.
1 - Jesus comes in - Sunday
2 - Jesus cleans us up - Monday
3 - Jesus teaches us Truth - Tuesday
Today, the story turns and reveals to us what happens when we are being led by a fallen, sinful heart and not by a passion for Christ. From what we know from scripture, the following things can be stated concerning Judas.
1 - Judas was near Jesus but Jesus was not in him. Judas did Christian things but was not Christian
2 - Judas was messed up and never let Jesus in to clean him up. Judas never invited Jesus into his life to be forgiven of the sin which separated him from Jesus.
3 - Judas was not interested in truth but he was interested in treasure. Judas sold out Jesus for 30 pieces of silver
NOTE... Fallen humanity can easily have a Judas in them. Saved humanity has the Holy Spirit in them to help them never at like a Judas.
EASTER SONRISE SERVICE
I continue to give praise to God for opening the door for us to meet at the beach, as is our custom, for Easter SonRise services.
There will be transportation to and from the villa on Sunday which will leave the villa at 5 AM. There will be other churches on the beach so please look for us.
This is a time where we will gather to sing... be encouraged by God's Word... have baptisms... eat. Please bring some food to share with the fellowship. Please make plans to join us as we praise God, remembering that His death did not hold Him... Our sin did not stop Him... His love fully compelled Him...
We are so blessed.
LAST CLASS BEFORE EASTER
This Saturday, following church service, Pastor Matt will be meeting with those who are wanting to be baptized on Sunday, PLease stay for this class if you have not already been through it. It will take 15-20 minutes of your time but the class is required for all being baptized.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING
* Good Friday meeting
* Saturday Church services
* SonRise service
* EBCI being recognized as a permanent participant at DECC
* AWANA for April
*180 for April
* For God to continue to send visitors
* For souls to continue to be saved