Easter: We Cannot Keep This To Ourselves
Easter week is an amazing time to reflect on our Lord and Savior, what He has done for us, and the incredible news: He is Risen!
I pray you will be in prayer for your friends, family members, acquaintances who do not know Jesus as Lord and Savior this week! Research shows that approximately 82% of people will come to an Easter service if invited. People are open! They just need an invitation!
We will have our Good Friday Service (along with the Lord's Supper), this Friday at 6:00 p.m. to reflect on what Jesus did for us on the cross. While Good Friday services are somber and reflective by nature, we need to spend time reflecting on what it took to bring us into right relationship with God.
Easter Sunday is a celebration! If the story of Jesus ended on Friday, with Him dead and in the tomb, we would have no hope. In fact, we Christians are nothing more than deluded fools for worshiping and trusting in a dead man. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, our faith is meaningless!
But He rose from the grave. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! And, because He paid the penalty for our sins, took the punishment we deserved, endured God's wrath against our sin, and because He defeated sin and death.....we have this incredible Good News: Jesus Christ is King!
He is humanity's only Hope. He is my only hope, your only hope, and the only hope those around you have. There is no other way.
This news is too good, too powerful to keep to ourselves. Yet all too often, we Christians are silent becasue we fear what others will think of us. We fear 'rejection.' This is tragic.
If you had the cure for cancer, would you share it? Absolutely you would! The Good News about Jesus addresses a far greater than the news that 'cancer is now cured!' We cannot and must not keep this to ourselves.
So share, invite, shout it from the rooftops! Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Grace and Peace,
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