Join us this Friday (April 3rd) at 8:30am for our Good Friday service and this upcoming Sunday (April 5th) at 8:30am and 4:30pm for our Easter Sunday services.
We will be reflecting on the events of Jesus Christ's betrayal, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection from the grave as the firstfruits from the dead! Herman Witsius (1636 – 1708) explains the significance of Jesus' death on the cross in this way:
"The curse we are delivered from is of the same kind with that which Christ underwent for us; he therefore underwent it for us, as an expiatory sacrifice in our stead, because it lay upon us on account of sin. But Christ was made a curse for us, not as he observed the ceremonial law, but as he bore the wrath, the fury, the indignation of God against our sins. He complained that he was forsaken of his Father, he grappled hand to hand with dreadful horrors and anguish of soul, and with the infernal powers themselves. In a word, he endured all the curse that the law threatened against sinners, he was not only accursed but even a curse, which was shown by crucifixion as the symbol." Herman Witsius, The Economy of the Covenants between God and Man