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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Oct 1, 2017

Psalm 22
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.

What does it mean to have a king that suffers? What did it mean for Israel to have a king that was near to death and then saved at the last minute? If God has forsaken the king, what hope do we have? And yet, Psalm 22 does not end with despair, but rather unprecedented hope! The words, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me..." have been the content of many a Good Friday service. These were the very words that Jesus spoke on the cross, connecting what he was doing, to what the Psalmist wrote. Join us as we dive into the mystery of the cross and to experience the hope that comes after the kings, cry for help!