"You are the light of the world.  In the same way, let your light shine before others,so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven."- Matthew 5:14,16


Year-Round Easter Living

The four New Testament Gospels give different weights to the Resurrection and Crucifixion.   That is to say, the crucifixion gets more of the ink in one gospel, and the resurrection gets more of the ink in another gospel (think Luke and Luke’s Acts of the Apostles).

It is my observation that Christians, our churches, our preachers, tend to weight our faith, our preaching, toward Resurrection, or toward Crucifixion.   Some traditions display a cross in the sanctuary with the body of Jesus on the cross.  Other traditions, like Presbyterians, tend to display (as we do at YPPC) an empty cross, an Easter Cross.

What would you say is your emphasis, as a Christian, to these two of the major themes of Holy Week?   How would you say our worship, our congregational life, our mission outreach, at YPPC, is weighted?  Do you tend, do we tend, to emphasize the good news of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, or do we tend to emphasize the good news of resurrection life in Christ?  

How about me, your pastor?  How would you characterize my worship leadership and preaching year-round?  Do you hear me leaning more one way, or the other? 

I invite you to spend some of your quiet time, your bible study time, comparing the relative emphases of each of the four gospels.  I’d love to hear what you find.  The early councils of the church chose to include four different accounts of the Life of Jesus, and what it means.

Let me know, during fellowship, what you’ve discovered.  Together, we celebrate the life, the ministry, the mission of the One who continues to say to us  “Come, follow me.”

                                                            Art Gatewood, Pastor 


         Easter 2015                                                            Maundy Thursday
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Hanahan, SC  29410
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Rev. Art Gatewood,

Worship Service Sunday, April 19, 2015, 11:00am

Sermon:  "In the Valley of the Shadow of Death" 

Scripture:  John: 12: 20-26 
 Sunday School 10:00am