Greetings, announcements from Amy Minnich, prayer by Pastor John Young, worship led by the Messenger family, and a message from Kevin Harvey tracing Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem which began the original Holy Week.
Kevin Harvey takes a light approach to sharing about the courage we need … and where we can get it … to share our faith and hope in Jesus. He points to the events in Acts 4:23-41. Shortly after Pentecost, Peter and John were arrested and dragged before the Sanhedrin and ordered to stop proclaiming Jesus. After they were released, they and the other disciples prayed, their meeting place shook, they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they preached the word of God with boldness.
Their prayer held three keys to their empowerment: They addressed the person of God, they recognized his power, and they surrendered to the plan of God.