April 22, 2011

Dia Da Paixão

Today is Good Friday in the US, and is called "Dia Da Paixão" (Passion Day) here in Brazil. I like the Brazilian name better than the English name for today, because this day is all about Jesus' love and passion for us. On this very special day Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for our sins, so that we could have a restored personal relationship with God, peace with Him, and eternal life in heaven with Him. On the 3rd day (Easter) Jesus rose from the grave and now He lives and reigns in heaven, awaiting the appointed day that He will return to bring all of His believers and followers back to our eternal home in heaven.

We were invited to join Capela Calvario in São Vicente to celebrate with them what Jesus has done for us on the cross, and I had the privilege of speaking in their "Culto Da Paixão" (Good Friday service). The special event was held at a club in São Vicente, and afterwards we joined the church for a great meal of "churrasco" (Brazilian BBQ) and wonderful fun and fellowship. Pr. Celso was my interpreter and at the end of the service we shared the Good News of Jesus and 5 people accepted Christ as their Lord & Savior and committed their lives to Him.

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