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Maundy Thursday

April 5, 2012

Foot washing.

Initiation of the Lord’s Supper.

The Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane.

And more.

Maundy Thursday is a big event in Christianity.  The three items that I have mentioned above are indicative of the importance of this day in church history.

When Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, he demonstrated for us the attitude that we should have in our lives.  We are called to serve, not to be served.

In the Lord’s Supper, we are reminded again and again, that it is not by works that we have done, but by the sacrifice of the one and only Son of God, that our sins are forgiven.

In the prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, we are shown that we too, are to submit to the will of the Father.  It is not, our will, but His, that should be done.

Each of these lessons are powerful by themselves, they are combined in the message of Maundy Thursday.