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The bittersweetness of the crucifixion
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This week the universal church of Jesus Christ commemorated the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. Around 2020 years ago Jesus was born in a manger in Bethlehem and then at the age of 30 started His ministry of teaching, preaching and healing. Then around 3 years later he was arrested, beaten and then this crucifixion took place.

There is a bittersweetness about this event; the bitter part is what Jesus had to go through as He died for the sins of the world, and the sweet part is the forgiveness, peace and eternal life that is available to sinful mankind. We can receive a better life, a new start and a fresh relationship with God.

We really see this illustrated in what is known as communion, eucharist or the Lord’s supper. When Christians eats the bread, it is flavorless for the most part, without salt or yeast, but when a Christian partakes of the juice, made from grapes, it is sweet.

For those who reject Jesus Christ as their Savior, there is no sweetness but a bitter end when they meet their maker.

The great news is that John 3:16 which says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”, can become a reality in anyone’s life who will accept this free gift.

Hospice Information Night on tap at NBCC

Richmond Hill New Beginnings Community Church is sponsoring a Hospice Information Night on Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m. This is open to the community. Refreshments will be served and Bingo will be played with prizes. For more information contact Lora Minton at 661-300-0523.

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