newGenMen’s Leadership Breakfast

 

 

Men

Men’s Leadership Breakfast
with Pastor Joe

Saturday 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
(1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month)
8:00 AM – Breakfast served
8:20 AM – Study and Discussion
9:00 AM Prayer and Fellowship
Join us and bring a friend

Meets at Pastor Joe’s Home
RSVP (469) 892-6805 or jslaughter@newGeneration.cc

Studying John Maxwell’s
“Today Matters”
Today’s Relationships Give Me Fulfillment
Today’s Generosity Gives Me Direction

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Youth Ministry

Rock Climbing! – Youth Event

 

 

 

Come climb to new heights with newGenNOW!

Pizza, rock climbing, & friendships

Rockclimbing

Details

5:00 PM—Cici’s Pizza
(Midway & Trinity Mills)
2650 Midway Rd
Carrollton, TX 75006

6:00 PM—Exposure
Indoor Rock Climbing
2389b Midway Rd
Carrollton, TX 75006

$5.00 Pizza
$10.00 Rock Climbing

Why Do We Call Today Good Friday?

Don’t you find it strange to call the crucifixion of Christ “Good”? Why would we call the memorial of the tragic death of anyone, good? Some Etymologists say the word good at one time meant  holy, so it would mean Holy Friday. Some say  because of the similarity of the two words “God” and ‘good” the words were confused.

I don’t know if the above reasoning is valid. I am not educated in such matters. What I do know is this. Jesus’ death created heartache, fear and confusion for His followers. Many of the same people who hailed him as their king only days before, now, caught up in a mob mentality, called for his death and the release of a criminal. On that day nothing appeared to be good. It was everything but good.

Three days later Jesus rose from the dead, came out of the grave and visited his followers on numerous occasions over the next 40 days. After his resurrection, when he appeared to his followers, they most often did not recognize him and doubted his appearance. I can only imagine that the “badness” of the previous Friday completely blinded them to the supernatural reality that their dead leader was now indeed their Risen Savior.

How often does the “badness” of our past blind us to the “goodness” of our present? How often are we blinded to our “ever present help in time of need“. With our finite understanding we are blinded to the  purpose and plan of God . Only in hindsight did his followers understand Jesus died for their good. He took pain and punishment for their sake. Jesus’ death was not a tragedy, it was a victory for all of mankind. It was a part of God’s plan.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:11-13