Don't miss this important event!
Your invited to attend this Monday night, April 14th, 2014 a celebration that millions will be coming to, the commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ. This is the only event that the Lord Jesus Christ himself commanded his disciples to memorialize! You can read this command in the Bible at Luke chapter 22 and verse 19. He says, "Keep doing this in remembrance of me".
Some people might be familiar with this event as known by the term "The Last Supper" but they may not have realized that as a believer in Christ, any of his professed followers were told to attend this celebration each year afterwards until he says not to. Jesus being born into a Jewish family first partook of the "Passover", as was his custom, on the night of Nisan 14th, under a full moon. Then on this same night as an adult about to sacrifice his life in behalf of others including me and you, he created a totally new celebration for his faithful Apostles and future disciples to keep yearly after that. Christians no longer keep the Passover but we do attend this memorial to his death.
This is what the invitation to this event looks like in Spanish! I am publishing this so that you have a day's notice (this Sunday) and you can plan to attend tomorrow night at your local neighborhood Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
This is what our Kingdom Hall in Salinas, Uruguay looks like at night! The memorial of Jesus' death is always held after sundown because the" Passover" was held after sundown and later that same night Jesus instituted his celebration.
Inside the hall looks pretty much like the photos on the invitation below. We don't have crosses or images in our halls. They are simple places of meeting and Bible study.
I don't often get my photo taken as I am the photographer in the family but here I am in attendance at a memorial of Christ a few years ago. On the table you see for this night only are some glasses of wine and some plates, napkins are covering some cracker like unleavened bread. The wine represents the blood that Jesus would later pour out in sacrifice for our eventual salvation of a wonderful future ahead. The unleavened bread represents his unblemished body that he gave up in death also for our sins. You can read about this in the account of the explanation of these symbols and of his coming sacrifice after that very night. 1 Corinthians chapter 11 verses 23 thru 26.
All meetings held at the Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses are held free of charge and NO donation plates are ever passed! You will never be asked for money or hinted at for some. Likewise this celebration is also held free of charge.
Most Jehovah's Witnesses do not actually, "drink the wine" or "eat the bread" (1 Cor. 11; 27-29) because we are like invited guests who watch a couple getting married while not getting married ourselves. We feel, we are more like his disciples rather than his Apostles but those of us who do not partake still have a wonderful future ahead of us, thanks to Christ's sacrifice in our behalf as well. We are like his other sheep mentioned in the Bible book of the Gospel of John chapter 10 verses 14,15 and 16. We look forward to a Paradise on earth once the full effects of his Kingship take place.
So whether you are not very religious minded or whether you are not one of Jehovah's Witnesses or if you are. I hope that this invitation despite it's quick notice will get you to at least consider attending the free and very short event with a discourse explaining that night long ago when Jesus Christ asked that you, "Keep doing this in remembrance of me."
Check your halls for the local time that they will be opened up that night. Our hall in Salinas will present the program at 6:30 pm (18:30 hrs) and again at 8PM (20 hrs) so that as many who want to attend can. The program will be brief. (30 to 45mins only). See you there!
Ps. The following Sunday a special talk is always held. The same new talk is given around the world so you can look forward to that either on Saturday the 26th like us in Salinas or on Sunday the 27th. But the memorial of Christ's death is only held on the original Passover date according to the Jewish calendar and that date is this Monday after sundown, so come for this special once a year only happening.