What an awefilled service on Sunday March 9, 2008 at Community Fellowhip Church, Petersburg, Illinois! Brother Jamal Rashmawy delivered a stunning, accurate and historical account of the awful day in April 33 AD, when our Lord Jesus was crucified. Jamal was born in the Holy Land of Bethlehem. His wife, Afaf, grew up on the exact Biblical ground mentioned in the Book of Ruth, as the fields of Boaz! Both currently operate the Holy Land Diner - an authentic Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine restaurant in Springfield, at the corner of Spring and Cook Streets (Vinegar Hill Mall).
Jamal addressed first the sanitization of Western Christianity of the brutal reality of the Crucifixion while displaying a spike/nail that was not too unlike the actual ones from almost 2000 years ago! Several myths were put to rest,
Many thanks to Pastor Dan Boyer, a wonderfully kind and blessed servant of the Lord who opens his doors to many travelling evangelists like us, as well as prayer ministries. The Lutchman Family singers led the worship music and shared in the Word and Testimony!
Vicki did a wonderful solo called "Who am I".
Sam played a medley on the keyboard of "Emmanuel and He is Lord. Amen. Christ was honored so much, we felt the Power of the Holy Ghost throughout! My main Scripture reading was from Colossians 1:13-23
PRAISE HIS GREAT NAME!
To hear what brother Jamal spoke about, click on the following link; look for April 8, 2006 and Click on the audio file, next to Jamal!
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)