7 Last Words of Jesus: Behold Your Mother

 

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. — John 19:26-27

Here is love again! Jesus reminds us that family matters as He honors His mother, even amidst affliction. Although He is transitioning from being her son to her Redeemer, from an earthly son to being THE Son of God in His full glory — He remembers where He comes from. He sees to it that she is cared for, fulfilling His earthly assignment as a son to His parents.

In His greatest hour of pain, His compassion and selflessness shine brighter than ever. His love for the Father is shown in His love for humanity. God wants us to love those well that He’s entrusted to us. May your compassion shine brighter even in your hour of pain!

7 Last Words of Jesus: You Will Be With Me In Paradise

 

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” — Luke 23:43

While our actions don’t remove our consequences, they can never remove the Father’s love for us. Jesus promises everlasting life to those who would simply believe in and follow Him. Believe and follow.

It’s a vivid reminder for us that those who suffer with Him, will also reign with Him. Believing in Him as Lord isn’t just a “knowing that it is true” belief, it’s a commitment to follow Him with all of our heart, to the end. He remembers the faithful!

7 Last Words of Jesus: Forgive Them

 

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. — Luke 23:34

In His moment of persecution, Jesus’ first response was forgiveness. Forgiveness is not excusal from consequences, it is the freedom from the burden guilt, paid for by His sacrifice on the cross. It is the byproduct only of love itself.

His love for them, and for us, will always be greater than the pain endured. May His love in you also, be greater than your pain. Choose to love first!

April 2017 News

Help us stay connected with you during this month’s events and services! Be sure to share and shout us out on social media @SecondEb when you join us!

21 Day Fast

This year, we’re aiming higher and expecting greater! Join us as we commit ourselves back to Christ through 21 days of prayer and fasting.

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Thanksgiving Hours

The church offices will be open 9a – 5p, Monday 11/21 through Wednesday 11/23, with Thanksliving Revival Services each night at 7p.

The church offices will be closed Thursday 11/24 through Saturday 11/26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

We pray that you enjoy this time of thanksgiving with family and friends!