Christ is Risen!

Christ is risen!  Holy Week is upon us, and I’m looking forward to celebrating the greatest day in history alongside you.  The significance of the resurrection cannot be overstated as Paul explained it best: “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17).  Paul is saying if Jesus did not receive new life, we cannot receive new life either.  But praise be to God that the tomb is empty, our debt has been paid, and together we can boldly proclaim, “He is risen indeed!”

I want to invite you to join us for a meaningful weekend of worship.  Our Good Friday service will start us off right by focusing our attention to the cross.  Dr. Stearns and the worship ministry will do a wonderful job leading us in beautiful music, scripture readings, and I will preach the 7th and final saying of Jesus from Calvary.  We will conclude our service by observing the Lord’s Supper as a faith family in a unique and impactful way.

Sunday morning will be a great celebration of the empty tomb.  We will offer two identical services at 9am and 10:30am with uplifting songs and a hope-filled message focused on Christ’s resurrection.  Our church will offer some photo spots for you to capture a family picture, and don’t forget to bring your baskets for the egg hunt starting right after our 10:30am service.  There will be no Bible Fellowship Groups meeting this Sunday.

Easter is the perfect opportunity to think outward.  Many in our neighborhoods who do not normally attend church would consider doing so on Easter Sunday.  I hope you do not miss that opportunity.  Prayerfully consider who you can bring with you, and then take some time to personally invite them to church this weekend.  I believe God is going to do some great things this Sunday, so I encourage you to come to worship with great expectancy.

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).

Onward and upward,

Jonathan Spencer

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