Walking With Jesus - Thursday
Today, the drama begins. The Passover meal, communion, prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, betrayal and arrest. With great agony Jesus made the decision, “not my will be done, but yours, Heavenly Father”. (Matthew, chapter 26). Jesus began his 15 mile walk from Ephraim to Jerusalem with RESOLVE and PURPOSE. He was committed to doing the will of the Heavenly Father and fulfilling his purpose in life. Jesus did not fail in the time of crisis. He kept his commitment.
Jesus came to earth so that he might die on the cross of Calvary. He provide for us his grace and mercy, and give us the opportunity to be forgiven of our sins. Jesus never failed in any way. He kept all his commitments with perfect resolve. But none of us can make that claim. We all have failed, many times, in many ways. Thank you, Jesus, for Calvary, for your love and mercy. Because of you I am saved! I accept your sacrifice for my sins. I confess you as my Lord and Savior. Amen.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Pastor Jeff Carico
Pastor Carico is the Lead Pastor of First Assembly.