YOUTH UNITE WORSHIP SERVICE
BUILDING OF THE CARTHAGE CHURCH OF CHRIST
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015, 5:00 P.M.
(Refreshments will be served following the service)
IN THE MIDST
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20).
When Joseph and Mary returned to Jerusalem to search for Jesus,
“after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the
midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them
questions” (Luke 2:46). Here we catch a glimpse of the Master
Teacher early at work. His understanding and answers astonished
Some years later Jesus came walking “in the midst
of the sea, tossed with waves” by contrary winds, to say to the
perplexed disciples, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid”
(See Matthew 14:22-33). Here we witness the Lord of creation
demonstrating power over the work of His hands and providing
comfort to troubled souls.
It recounting the crucifixion of Jesus, John
describes Golgotha as the place “where they crucified him, and
two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst”
(John 19:18). Here we see the Christ of our salvation, the One
who knew no sin, in the middle between the two thieves, being
numbered with the transgressors, as if He were one.
Near the first century’s end, the apostle John
saw “in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the
Son of man…” (Revelation 1:13; cf. v. 20). Here we see the Head
of the church ruling over the seven churches in Asia (v. 11).
Laodicea seems to have driven Him from their midst (See
Revelation 3:20). May it never be so!
Edward L. Anderson