I’m still not sure who does “the Banner Ministry” at our church, but it’s one that I really appreciate. I love checking out the latest banner on the front wall of the PCO church and reflecting on it before the sermon begins. This banner, for example, comes from Hebrews Chapter 10. Perfect quote and timing for Easter!
“For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said He, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that He may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth waiting till His enemies be made His footstool. For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that He said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.” (Hebrews 10:1-18)
“Awake my soul and sing of Him who died for thee…
“Through the years, You made in clear
That the time of Christ is near
Through the people who could see
What Messiah ought to be.
Though Your words contained the plan
They just couldn’t understand.
Your most awesome work was done
Through the frailty of Your Son.”