Greater Sacrifice, Greater Victory

Please come and join IES Kelapa Gading this Holy Week as we celebrate God’s love for you, me, and everyone in history.

On Good Friday, we will celebrate God’s ultimate expression of love by dying on the cross for our forgiveness, redemption, and salvation. While the world is full of people too eager to die for their gods and their religions, we remember the fact that on that fateful day, our God died for us. He made the ultimate sacrifice so you and I could live.

On Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the resurrection of the Son of God. While it is true that we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection every Sunday morning, we will take the celebration to the next level this Easter Sunday. Because Jesus lives, we know he has conquered death and the grave. Because he lives, we know that we have victory.

Good Friday: A Greater Sacrifice

Every victory requires a sacrifice. And the greater the victory, the greater sacrifice we must be willing to make. But if the definition of victory is the restoration of God’s plan for the whole universe, then only the greatest sacrifice, the death of the Son of God, will suffice.

King Jesus is the God who Died. He is the God who Died on the Cross. The one who was willing to sacrifice himself to save us. And now he invites us to follow him, to be ready to sacrifice everything for his purpose so that we can be with him in victory.

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Good Friday service at IES Kelapa Gading will start at 10 AM at our regular meeting place, YPAP Theater on top of NJIS (North Jakarta Intercultural School). The Kids Church will start at the same time and the teens will be invited to join the general service. We will serve communion.

Easter Sunday: A Greater Victory

God wins. Death is the ultimate enemy, the wretched curse in God’s creation. And through the resurrection of the Son of God, we know that death is defeated. The curse is broken. Again, God wins.

And that means we win. Even when life seems unfair and our problems seem unsurmountable, the truth that the Devil wants us to forget is that we already have victory in Jesus. This is hope: because Jesus lives, we know we have life and victory in him. Be courageous. Be faithful. Because through his resurrection, we are now victorious.

Easter Sunday service at IES Kelapa Gading will start at 10 AM at our regular meeting place, YPAP Theater on top of NJIS (North Jakarta Intercultural School). The Kids Church and the Teens Church will start at the same time. We will serve communion.