April 9, 2023
I am so excited for this weekend! The cross is the central symbol of the Christian faith and the turning point in human history. Paul tells us that without Jesus’s death and resurrection, we are still in our sins and our faith is futile (1 Corinthians 15:17). But, in fact, Jesus has risen from the dead!
For the last few months, we have been working our way through the Gospel of John. Last week, we saw the crowds hail Jesus as the conquering king arriving in Jerusalem to rule the Gentiles with a rod of iron.
They couldn’t have misunderstood his mission more.
The cheers didn’t last, and Jesus was eventually betrayed, arrested, tried, and crucified—which brings us to this weekend. Easter weekend is a special time to reflect on the cross and celebrate the resurrection.
Our time together starts on Good Friday at 7:00 p.m., where we will remember the events leading up to the cross. Jesus took on the sins of the world. We will walk the stations of the cross together, remembering the betrayal, abandonment, suffering and death. It will be somber but beautiful!
Then on Sunday, we celebrate resurrection. As important as the cross is, we know that the story doesn’t end in death. Jesus rose from the grave! On Easter at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00, we will celebrate Jesus’s victory! It will be a joyous reminder that sin and death have been defeated and our future is secure!
I am looking forward to gathering with you to worship this weekend. Jesus died for sins. Jesus is risen! See you then!
Good Friday service time is at 7:00 p.m. It will not be broadcast live.
Easter service times are at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch live at those times.