Resurrection Sunday at Christ Church
Join us this Lord's Day as we gather together to worship a risen Savior who is alive, and who ever lives to intercede for us! At Christ Church, we will have our two morning worship services at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM and look together at "Who is Righteous?" (Luke 18:9-14). Resurrection Sunday, or Easter, is the perfect time to act on the thought that comes to us, "My family should really get back to church. We really need to be encouraged in these tough times." We would love to welcome you to find encouragement in the gospel with us. Whether you have not been in church in some time, whether you are wondering how the Jesus that others talk about could possibly be relevant to you, or whether you know that you need the refreshment of God's Word and God's people, you are welcome to Christ Church!
Each and every Lord's Day we have the privilege of coming before the Triune Lord who has conquered sin, death, and hell through the work of Jesus Christ; but in one sense, Easter is distinct in that we focus our thoughts more closely on the Resurrection, and it provides us with a window into the lives of our friends and neighbors to speak of Jesus and His completed work of atonement. The Resurrection is God's stamp of approval on the work of Jesus, declaring to the world that "it is indeed finished!" We can know that we are forgive because we believe in the One who "was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 1:4).
The good news of the gospel is that there is hope for the hopeless. This is a time of great hope as we look to our great God and Savior, who has won the victory over sin, the devil, the flesh, and even death! Can you imagine what it must have been like on that dark Friday night for Peter and John, for James and Nathaniel, for all the disciples and the women who had followed Jesus for so long? Their hopes had been built up, only to be dashed by defeat and death. They had seen Jesus die with their own eyes; they had heard the hatred of the crowd with their own ears; and they had carried his body to the tomb with their own hands. Would hope ever return? Can you picture the travelers on the road to Emmaus as sadness overwhelmed them (Luke 24:17)? And yet the end of Christ's story had not been written.
There is hope in the world, and that hope comes not from politicians, armies, technology, or programs. Hope comes from the true and living God, who loves His children, and who has given His Son to redeem them from sin, death, and the grave. As we face difficulties, challenges, and heartache, we must not ever forget that the Lord has not forgotten us. Not matter what happens to oil prices or what rumors of wars abound, there is hope! As hard as Friday is, we must remember that Sunday's coming!
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