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Local pastors to present ‘The Crucifixion of Christ’

PHOTO PROVIDED From left are Pastor Josh Grimes, Pastor Tim Boger, Pastor Scott Garmin and Pastor Doug Packard, who will be presenting a special Good Friday message online.

By PASTOR TIM BOGER

For The Express

LOCK HAVEN –For over two millennia churches have gathered together to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. these two events are of central importance in orthodox Biblical Christianity.

However, with the all-consuming Covid-19 Crisis, taking it’s toll, life seems to be upside-down, everything seems to be very different. Churches have been unable to gather for several weeks, and travel plans and large family gatherings are all on hold.

It almost feels wrong to celebrate when so many in the world are going through such a difficult time. With Good Friday only a couple days away there doesn’t seem to be much good at all.

Perhaps more than ever before we need to remember the words “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity!” Psalm 133:1

How many times recently have we all heard the words, “We can get through this together as a community!”

How true. How needed. How important are those words.

This coming Friday, four pastors representing four different churches and four different denominations will be doing just that because they all have one thing in common…the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

No doubt there are differences in the nuances of church polity and even some minor doctrinal distinctives, but we are together when it comes to the unity of the message of Christ dying on the cross and rising from the tomb three days later, they all agree.

On Good Friday, together, Pastor Scott Garmin of Cedar Heights Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor Josh Grimes of The Common Place Church, Pastor Doug Packard of First Baptist Church, and Pastor Tim Boger of Big Woods Bible Church be hosting a Pastors Panel Discussion on The Crucifixion of Christ, based in Matthew 27.

This will be made available on-line at 7 p.m. April 10 through several on-line platforms — bigwoods.org Click Facebook Live or YouTube

Our hope is that MANY in our community who are struggling with fear and uncertainty would come to trust in Jesus as they listen to one amazing story from four “brothers who dwell together in unity.”

Be assured God is at work, even in these tough times.

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