HE IS ALIVE! HE IS ALIVE! HE IS ALIVE! That is the story of Easter and Easter is the joy of April. What a wonderful story that you and I have to live. What an amazing story that you and I have to tell. The story of a crucified King. The story of a ridiculed Redeemer. The story of a sinless Saint. The story of a criminal guilty of loving those who committed the crime with an unconditional love. But also the story of a Risen LORD. God in the flesh dying on a cross that the sins of the world might be forgiven and the opportunity for a new life would be available to all. Resurrection Power in Jesus that can now be a part of your story. A new life extended for all eternity to those who deserved death. Easter is the Celebration of the Resurrection. Easter is the time to Celebrate Jesus.
My prayer is that you will join us throughout the month of April but especially on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, as we Celebrate Jesus! What a wonderful time to reflect on our lives and the story we tell by the way we live. Does it support our belief in His Story? Does it inspire and encourage others to follow our Lord? Does it make those who live with you or work with you better people because they know you and see the influence of Christ in your life?
Maundy Thursday, April 17, we will gather together at 6:30pm in the Worship Center and share communion as we obey the command of the Lord and remember all that He has done for us. The bread and the cup will point us to the new life that we now have in Christ. It will “show forth His death until He comes again.” We will be grateful for his service to us knowing that “Him, who knew no sin, became sin on the cross, on our behalf.”
However, Sunday morning, April 20, we will celebrate Jesus. We will celebrate Easter. The new life in Christ that we have found will overwhelm us with gratitude and we will praise His Holy Name. We will “shout for joy with the voice of triumph. We will glory in the story of Jesus Christ the Lord as we “tell the old, old story of His love. We will look into the tomb and seeing that it is empty, we will announce the Resurrection to the world. HE IS ALIVE. HE IS ALIVE! HE IS ALIVE!!
That sure beats the story of old Peter Cotton Tail, hopping down the bunny trail. Moreover, His Story, the story of my Jesus and your Jesus…it is true. His story will change your life when you let him make it your story. See you in April living in resurrection power.
Living the Story with you,