Dear Hillsdale family:

John 18: 33-38

33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

34 “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”

35 “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”

36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.

Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.

 

When Jesus stood trial before Pilate, He said He had come to testify to the truth.  Earlier He told His disciples “He was the Way, the Truth and the Life”.

Have you met this Truth in your life?  No matter what you believe, you will encounter the Truth.  It might be when your child is born and you encounter the Truth about life, or when your loved one dies and you encounter the Truth about death.  There are real Truths, and they can lead to life, or run you down by surprise.  Will you trust that Jesus the Christ is the Truth and wants to bless and lead you?  When we decide to have ears to hear the Truth, we can put down our defenses and realize we are sinful, imperfect humans who need help from a Great God!  And when we do this, we begin the journey to becoming, by the help of Jesus Christ and His Word, the humans we were born to be.

          This Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week.  We will celebrate Palm Sunday on April 14th as we see the Truth come to Jersulaem.  Then we will celebrate Maundy Thursday on April 18th as we

          receive the words of Jesus to “love one another”.  Then on Sunday, April 21st at 8 am and 10:30 am we will encounter the Risen Christ on the Road to Emmaus.

          Will you join us?  Do you want to know the Truth that will set you free?

          I pray you will join us in worship in the next week.  We look forward to seeing you.

          In His Ministry,

          Pastor Laurie Johnston

 

 

    

 

 

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