The New Earth Christian Church (TNECC) will host a ‘Seven Last Words’ service on Good Friday, April 2, at 12 noon via Zoom, announced Pastor Larry Dozier.
“During the Resurrection Season (Easter), many houses of worship hold services to commemorate the Seven Last Words of Jesus on the cross. They are seven sentences really, but normally referred to as the Seven Last Words,” he said .
“The service usually features seven speakers, often pastors or church leaders, who elaborate for 7 to 10 minutes on the comments that Jesus made as he hang on the cross.”
The featured speakers for the TNECC service are:
THE FIRST WORD — “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” — Luke 23:34 – The Reverend Cassandra Mmabatho Hawkins – Los Angeles/South Africa
THE SECOND WORD — “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” — Luke 23:43 – Minister Raymond Kimbro, Atlanta
THE THIRD WORD — “Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman, this is your son.’ Then he said to the disciple: ‘This is your mother.’” — John 19:26-27 – The Rev. Joel Hortiales, Los Angeles
THE FOURTH WORD – Pastor Rhonda Holbert — “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” — Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 – Pastor and Celebrate Life Cancer Ministry CEO Rhonda Holbert
THE FIFTH WORD – “I thirst.” — John 19:28 – The Rev. Albert Anderson, Atlanta
THE SIXTH WORD – “When Jesus had received the wine, he said, ‘It is finished’” — John 19:30 – The Rev. Patrick Smith, Dothan, Alabama
THE SEVENTH WORD — “Jesus cried out in a loud voice,
‘Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.’” — Luke 23:46 – TNECC Senior Pastor Larry Dozier
TNECC and Seven Last Words log on link:
Meeting ID Number: 847 1149 7735 Passcode: 148839
TNECC services are held on Sunday at 10 a.m. Pastor Larry facilitates a men’s fellowship/rap session on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 and on Wednesday morning, teaches a Bible at 10:30. First Lady Erma Dozier teaches Sunday school at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
The New Earth Christian Church is a Zoom-based, non-denominational, Christian church that believes that Jesus is the son of the one true God, who lived 2000 plus years ago and sacrificed His life for our sins, so that we might have eternal life. We believe that He rose again on the third day and now sits at the right hand of His Father, where He intercedes for all who accept, believe, and receive Him. To contact TNECC, call (424) 340-9007, email [email protected] or visit www.newearthchristian.org.