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Remembering the Gospel During Holy Week

By March 15, 2021 No Comments

 

Holy Week is almost here and we have the opportunity to remember in our missional communities that what Jesus accomplished for us two thousand years ago matters in our lives today.

The gospel isn’t just the good news that our past is forgiven. The gospel isn’t just the good news that our future is secure. The gospel is also good news for this present moment. As N.T. Wright puts it, “Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present.” The gospel not only gives us hope for the future in God’s new world, it also gives us hope right now.

With the uncertainty, fear, and anxiety that has come with this past year, we desperately need this hope. We need a hope that is bigger than the grave. We need a hope that is more stable than the economy. We need a hope that will never fail us. And we have all this and more because of Easter.

As we remember our resurrection hope this week, one way for missional communities to honor Jesus is through sharing the communion meal together. Whether on Zoom, in a backyard, or around a table, this guide will help facilitate a time of sharing gospel need and gospel provision. Participating in the communion meal during Holy Week is a tangible way to be reminded of our need for the forgiveness and healing that we receive through Jesus.

 

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Saturate members can download our new Holy Week Community Communion Guide with a step-by-step guide to lead their missional community through this practice. Not a member yet? Activate your free trial today. 

 

 


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Adam Hillyer

Author Adam Hillyer

Adam Hillyer serves as Saturate’s Director of Content and Storytelling. He’s been capturing video training of Soma and Saturate’s leaders for almost a decade. He and his wife live in San Francisco and serve alongside Citizens Church, a Soma church in the city. Before moving back to CA, he was on staff at Doxa Church in Bellevue giving leadership to Student Discipleship and Missional Communities. Adam recently completed his MA in Ministry Leadership from Western Seminary.

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