Monday, April 05, 2010

Make the Most of Easter (part 2)

Easter is the biggest season of the year for Christians and the Gospel.  Easter Sunday is honestly like Super-Bowl Sunday for me, full of excitement and anticipation!  I've been gearing up for this for a long time! Here are a few suggestions for making the most of it this year:

1) INVITE - This is one of those times when people are most open to Christianity and church.  Why not make the most of the natural season of Easter to open up a conversation with someone and invite them to come with you to church!  We will do our best to present the Gospel in the most clear and concise way possible... but this only works if you bring people with you! (One Service Easter Sunday (April 4), 10am, Seneca Middle School, FREE Easter Egg Hunt for the Kids)

2) PRAY - It’s not enough just to have an Easter service, but we want the realities of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus impact people’s lives.  This is something only God can do.  Be praying for Evident’s Easter service.  Be praying for your family and friends who don’t know Christ.  Be praying for the community.  I'm praying that we see dozens people accept Christ this Easter season!

3) DON'T MISS IT! - This is two fold... The first is pretty simple, don’t miss this Easter service at Evident.  This is Evident’s second Easter service ever and it's going to be great!!  Second, I don’t want you personally to miss the meaning of this season. Slow down, set aside some time for you and your family to focus in on the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus - take it all in.  Here are a few Scripture readings that might help: Isaiah 52:13-53: 12; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; John 19:1-20:31.

Love you guys and I'm praying we have an amazing, God-honoring Easter - can't wait to celebrate it with you!