St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School (WELS, Citrus Heights, CA)

Maundy Thursday – New Command

April 9, 2020

Maundy Thursday – New Command
April 9, 2020

Worship Focus: In the Gospel of John, chapter 20, we are told, “But these are written that you may
believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
It is because of this truth we are gathered here once again to hear how Jesus Christ has made such a
life possible. It was not an easy feat. The way to our having a life that goes beyond the day to day
routines of this life and which holds certainty beyond this life came at a great price. Jesus had to die,
or we were going to end up dead. This is important because there is a death beyond the physical. The
death Jesus enables us to be free from meant he had to go to war. During this time of Lent we will be
looking at, from various vantage points, this war he entered so we could have life in his name. The
Lord deepen your appreciation for this life you have been given as you hear for the first time or the
how many times the length Jesus was willing to go with you in mind. THE SON OF GOD GOES
FORTH TO WAR.

The word ‘Maundy” is of Latin origin. It has to do with the mandate Jesus gave His disciples (see John 13:34). He who is love wants us to love one another.
Sermon: Pastor Jonathan Kolander
Accompanist: Rosemarie Boushek

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