“Eli Eli lema sabachthani?” : a Psalm on the Cross
Lord willing, this Sunday, we will start our journey from Mathew 27 and go through Psalm 22, to stand closer to the cross and hear the psalm our King and Savior cried by quoting “Eli Eli lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me”. Some bystanders heard Him and thought he had called on Elijah and therefore missed the window Jesus opened to see that He is the promised King who was fulfilling Psalm 22.
This Sunday we will stand closer to the cross and hear His full cry “Eli Eli lema sabachathani?” by going through the psalm to see the intensity of the pain He has gone through in his obedience, the imminent victory, and the hope He secured for us. I pray that we see and be transformed as God opens our eyes through the Holy Spirit to see the unspeakable price His Son (the King) paid on the cross and the ultimate revelation of His Glory. ”
Treasure Seekers – in person
This week the kids see another famous passage from Abraham’s story of faith. A passage pointing to Jesus, the lamb provided by God!
During the ICF Delft service, children leave for their own Bible teaching at Treasure Seekers part-way through the service, after the kids’ song, and rejoin for the final song of the service. The creche room is also available for 0-2 year olds. For those not attending ICFD in person, we’ll continue to send materials by email.
This Sunday, the kids’ Bible passage is Genesis 22:1-19. The Big Idea is that God tests Abraham’s faith by asking him to sacrifice Isaac. Abraham shows his trust in the promises of God by obeying and God provides a substitute for Isaac.
The memory verse for the Abraham series is Psalm 145:13b:
“The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.” [NIV]
Location:New Church Delft