- By Wilson Matthews
- Published 04/4/2010
Wilson is the youth leader at International Punjabi Masihi Church in Vancouver, Canada. Everyone loves this radical preacher's passion for Christ and His Church. Wilson helped organize the South Asian Global Convention (SAGC 2004) under the leadership of Pastor Pritam Singh. He is as "hairy-as-a-yak," "spits-like-a-camel," and is a F.A.T. (Faithful, Available, and Teachable) Christian. Wilson, a Malayalee Christian holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University and his mission is to make Scripture relevant to today's generation. Famous quote: "Knock it off!"
The second service was a little premature. It was celebrating the resurrection with little to no regard for the price it cost Jesus. The songs sung about the wonderful cross which is wonderful for Christians but what about for Him? There was also a children's drime showing Jesus healing and setting people free but it did not show the part about Good Friday and his suffering and death... Even the sermon talked allot about the victory and resurrection and barely touched on his death and suffering.
Christians really should not forget the amount of suffering, agony and torment Jesus went through to pay the price for our sins. Christians can become a little insensitive when they ignore the plight of Jesus as he hung on that cross embodying the sins of the world. Good Friday is a specific time in the calendar to reflect on such things but it is shallow to ignore this part of Jesus' life. Christians have much to gain on meditating on this time in Jesus' life.