On Sunday 17th February we will be having a special service to celebrate 60 years of Hope City Church making a difference in people’s lives. We invite you to join with us at our 9:30am service at Grovely State School Performing Arts Complex to hear from people as they share their personal experience of the difference being part of the church family has made. Afterwards, we invite you to stay around and chat over a special celebration morning tea.
A Victory Won
Categories: From Alex and Sarah
As a kid growing up in a Catholic family, this week was a big week for us … Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. And at the time, even though my Catholic primary school celebrated each day that week, most of those days didn’t mean a lot to me – Easter was far more about chocolate than anything else.
But as I got older – and established my own relationship with God – I came to realize how valuable this week is. It’s the lead up to the climax of God’s plan for the whole earth. This week is the setup to the greatest showdown ever seen across the universe.
The showdown between Death and the Author of Life. Between God and the Devil. The ultimate showdown between darkness and light.
We’re told in 1 John 3:8, “For this purpose Christ was revealed, that He might destroy the works of the devil”
Colossians 2:15 goes further and tells us, “In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross.”
This weekend reminds us of the victory that Jesus won for us at Calvary. It reminds us of His abounding and unlimited love – His willingness to sacrifice because of a greater cause.
The cause of defeating even Death itself so you could live in God’s favour. The cause of overcoming darkness so that you might be able to live in the light. Conquering sin so you are no longer subject to it.
We need to constantly remind ourselves that because of that which we remember this weekend – Jesus death and resurrection – even though our life isn’t free of struggle, we get to live life as overcomers.
I can’t wait to get together to celebrate God’s love and power with you this weekend.
See you on Friday.
Alex & Sarah