Welcome to First Assembly, a relevant, exciting church striving to be living proof of an empty tomb. Our mission is to serve, serve the Lord Jesus Christ, His church and those searching for the meaning and purpose of life. You are cordially invited to celebrate with us the victory made possible through the cross as we defend the truth together and provoke this world to jealously.
Reflecting back on the Easter season and reliving the scripture in my mind, I was drawn to the extremes of Jesus’ life. His humble birth, birth place, home life, family, all so humble, though He was the King of all Creation and God almighty incarnate. Kicking off Passion Week, Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, rode into town on a young donkey, hardly the limo of the day. Later, while being cruelly tortured and interrogated, the scripture says He opened not His mouth, nor resisted their assaults. And yet, He was worthy of all their praise, honor, glory and service. And while on the cross, He faced extreme conditions, pain and suffering that no human could comprehend. Coupled with the extreme pain our Lord suffered, both in body and spirit, is an extremely fascinating fact. He did it willingly, intentionally, and of His own volition. Jesus was an extremist. His love and mercy are extreme. His forgiveness and patience are extreme. His power and majesty are extreme. And while we could say much more, for those who resist, reject and shun His extreme invitation, the judgment will be extreme. Hell will be extreme. The pain and torment will be extreme. And possibly, the most extreme of all, will be that it will last for eternity. In light of the extreme of God, I’m so grateful I love Him today, extremely.
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