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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Easter blessings & Saturday and Sunday services

Holidays, Religion, Special events

Christians the world over celebrate Christ's birth at Christmas time. Good Friday and Resurrection Day, Easter Sunday, mark the completion of His mission on earth.

 

Last night at church, my pastor asked much the same question that Tony Perkins of Family Research Council raised in his Good Friday address: "How can the worst day in human history be described as good?"

This is the day that Our Lord was crucified. It is the day he hung on the cross for all our sins. It is the day of darkness at noon.

The story of the last days of Jesus' ministry should be familiar to all. Knowing he would be killed, our Lord entered Jerusalem on the back of a colt. He was hailed by the multitudes, who lay their cloaks in his path, who spread palm fronds before him. "Hosanna to the Son of David," they cried. How quickly that would all change.

But it was a "good" day for us because it was on that cross that Christ took the punishment for the sins of all mankind upon Himself, so that we could have peace with God. He was the "Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world." The second verse of the old hymn, "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded" speaks of His payment for my wrongdoing:

What thou, my Lord, has suffered
was all for sinners' gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
'Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.

If you were not able to attend Good Friday services yesterday, you might want to attend Brookside Baptist Church's "The Risen Christ" musical program today, Saturday, at 5pm. It chronicles the events of Holy week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday through a choir and orchestra program.

 

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, the day Christians celebrate the fact that Christ rose from the dead. If you do not have a church home, may I invite you to mine, Brookside Baptist Church. Easter Sunday Services are at 7:00, 8:30, and 10:45 AM. (There is no evening service.) It is easy to find; the church is located on Pilgrim Road just south of Lisbon.

 

To those of you who celebrate Easter, may you and yours have a blessed, joyous day.


Links: 

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Brookfield7, Fairly Conservative, BetterBrookfield, Vicki McKenna, Jay Weber, The Right View Wisconsin, Randy Melchert, Mark Levin, The Heritage Foundation, CNS News

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