10th and Poplar
On four-lane Highway 51
Cairo, IL  62914
618-734-0319


Pastor - Larry Potts
Music Director - Sandy Potts
 

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Mighty Rivers Regional Worship Center proclaims Jesus Christ as God's Son, Who is the Savior of us all, and Who is coming again as Lord and Redeemer.  Through faith in the Lord Jesus, we live in the forgiveness and presence of God Himself, and in His Holy Spirit we walk together.

We gladly welcome all who will come to worship God in this place. 

 

 

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The temple priests said Jesus’s friends stole his body from the tomb. Wonder how they explained the huge tear in the temple curtain which inexplicably occurred when Jesus died on the cross?

The temple, in addition to being a place of gathering and a place of sacrifice, was the residence of the presence of God on earth. The outer courts were open to just about everyone. Then the courts within became increasingly exclusive as one moved toward the middle. Finally, there was the place where God’s presence dwelt called the  “Holy of Holies.” It was separated from all other areas by a massive curtain.

“The Holy of Holies” was accessible only to the high priest, and only once in each year on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. On that day the high priest would go behind the curtain and enter that holy place, the residence of God on earth. There he would offer God a sacrifice seeking forgiveness for the entire nation.

It must have been a scary experience, for God had actually allowed people to die in the awe of coming into His holy presence. The Jews had a custom of tying a rope around the ankle of the high priest because of the concern that he might have a heart attack and die. No other priest would go in and risk his life to bring the body of the high priest out. So the rope was intended to pull the deceased from under the curtain.

Try to imagine the surprise and concern of those priests on duty in the temple when that thick curtain ripped apart from top to bottom and opened God’s presence forever to everyone. Never again would a priest be necessary for us to approach God. The curtain was torn for us.

Dying on the cross, Jesus has paid the supreme price for our sins and has torn open the curtain, giving us access into the very presence of our Holy God.

This Sunday, “Come before His presence with singing; enter into His gates with thanksgiving; and into His courts with praise.” The Way is open.