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Maundy Thursday Service

Maundy Thursday, meaning Commandment Thursday, gets its name from the Latin word mandatum (or mandate, translated as commandment), which is the first word in the Latin translation of Christ’s words in John 13:34. This is the day that Jesus gave his followers a new commandment–a new mandate to love. So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. (John 13:34-35) If you take a look at John 13, you can read about the first Maundy Thursday in detail. After the feet washing, Jesus announced that He was going to be betrayed by one of the disciples. Judas then leaves the group to go do just that, and after he is gone, Jesus gives the remaining disciples some final instructions, including this new commandment: to love each other. He explains that their love for each other is how other people will know that they are followers of Christ.

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Who is Jesus

Do you read and study God's Word (Bible) to learn the truth it holds? Or are you seeing the miraculous signs, but still not believe in Him? Do you believe in Jesus but don't proclaim His name in public out of fear what the world might say and think of you? Do you love praise of man more then praise of God?

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Controversy, End Times and Judas

Who has ultimate authority? Humanity will always usurp authority from God. The Bible tells us that God spoke all things in existence. He created mankind. And the age old question by men is: "Did God really say" and "God said this, but will He really do this?" Everything we have belongs to God But when He comes to collect, how much do we say we want to keep? What is it you are holding on to? What do you say is yours? Are you ready for the consequences this will have?

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Fig Tree, Temple, and Religious Leaders

By weeping over the city of Jerusalem, Jesus showed that He was fully human and fully God. The reason He wept was that He knew that the city would be completely destroyed and many killed because of their unbelief. The Israelites did not believe unto Him who was send. They did not see that the words of the prophets where fulfilled.

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