This Good Friday we encourage you to take part in having communion at home. Take four cups of communion together as a family, over a meal at your own pace. Use our communion pack, or prepare 4 small servings of juice that each person will take. As you take this moment to have communion, thank God for his promises. Each of the four cups represent four promises of God to us, extracted from Exodus 6:6-7, as God delivered the Israelites from their slavery at Egypt.
“I will free you from your oppression.”
“I will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt.”
“I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment.”
“I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your God.”
These four “I will” statements laid the foundation for the nation of Israel and became crucial elements of their annual celebration of God’s faithfulness —which they still observe today —known as Passover. As you take your cups this morning, we would encourage you to reflect on these same promises of God for you and your family:
More than practicing religion, or going through the motions, God wants a real relationship with us.
God wants us to live our lives to the fullest, to be free from our ‘Egypt’: the things that trap us, enslave us, or hold us back. Life change happens in the context of relationships: God created us to live in community, and at Highlands, we intentionally pursue relationship through Small Groups and Dinner Parties.
We’re all an important part of God’s plan; God made us “fearfully and wonderfully,” each of us unique and special, with our own personalities, likes, talents and gifts. In exactly the same way, God has a unique and distinct purpose for your life, and our lives make the most sense when we discover His purpose for us.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
God’s ultimate plan for us is to make a difference in the lives of others, and when we do, we’ll experience true joy. Living your life beyond your own comfort and convenience, and making a difference in other people’s lives is ultimately why we’re here!