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    A.M. 2 Samuel 23:1-7 “Last Words Look Forward”

    These are the last words of David:

    “The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse,
        the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High,
    the man anointed by the God of Jacob,
        the hero of Israel’s songs:

    “The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me;
        his word was on my tongue.
    The God of Israel spoke,
        the Rock of Israel said to me:
    ‘When one rules over people in righteousness,
        when he rules in the fear of God,
    he is like the light of morning at sunrise
        on a cloudless morning,
    like the brightness after rain
        that brings grass from the earth.’

    “If my house were not right with God,
        surely he would not have made with me an everlasting covenant,
        arranged and secured in every part;
    surely he would not bring to fruition my salvation
        and grant me my every desire.
    But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns,
        which are not gathered with the hand.
    Whoever touches thorns
        uses a tool of iron or the shaft of a spear;
        they are burned up where they lie.”

    P.M. Matthew 26:2-30 –  “The Good News in the Lord’s Supper” – Heildelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 28

    “As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”

    Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. “But not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”

    Jesus Anointed at Bethany

    While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.

    When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

    10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 The poor you will always have with you,[a] but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

    Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

    14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.

    The Last Supper

    17 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”

    18 He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.

    20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. 21 And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”

    22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?”

    23 Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. 24 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

    25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?”

    Jesus answered, “You have said so.”

    26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

    27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the[b] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

    30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Welcome to Our New Website!

I would like to welcome you to Preakness Valley URC’s website! We all hope that
you find it informative and useful.

Preakness Valley is a congregation of Bible believing Christians located in northern
New Jersey. We gather for worship each Sunday, out of thanksgiving to God for
delivering us from sin’s punishment, and in obedience to His command. Because we
love each other and the Word of God we also gather together during the week for
various other Bible studies and fellowship.

We believe that the Bible gives answers to our biggest problem: sin. The Bible
teaches that all people are sinners who need to be forgiven of their sins through
faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches that sin is at the root of the problems for
each person and for society as a whole. Perhaps you don’t believe that or you don’t
understand what this means. Perhaps you have questions. Feel free to contact our
pastor with your questions. Or join us for worship and ask your questions after the
worship service. You may also view our worship services streaming live on our web
site each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

I, and the congregation of Preakness Valley, would like to meet you and get to know
you, and share with you the love of God the Father through Jesus Christ in both word
and deed. Please join us.

In Service to God and His Church,

Rev. David S. Klompien