The Thursday before Easter is known as "Maundy Thursday." The term "maundy" is a shortened form of mandatum — the Latin word for "command." It was on this day — the evening before Jesus' crucifixion — that He gathered with His disciples for their last supper together. There, He washed their feet and gave them this commandment:
"I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another." — John 13:34
The Houston's First family at The Loop Campus will remember Jesus' sacrifice at our Broken For You service on Thu, Mar 29, as we gather in praise, prayer, and preparation for Easter. The evening will include observance of the Lord's Supper, and we'll receive a special benevolence offering for Living Water International.
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Jeremiah Johnston and his message will look at "Why We Glory In The Cross." Dr. Johnston serves as President of the Christian Thinkers Society and as Associate Professor of Early Christianity at Houston Baptist University.
Dr. Johnston is the author of Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions and Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity. He spoke at Houston's First in recent months, and you can watch his message from October 2017 and January 2018.
Visit our Easter page for information about Easter worship services at The Loop Campus on Sat, Mar 31, and Sun, Apr 1.