I won’t tell you that not going to Easter service will send you to Hell. I won’t tell you that not going to Easter service will change God’s love for you. And, I won’t tell you that not going to Easter service means you don’t believe in God or His one and only Son, Jesus. What I will tell you is that Easter is a big deal.
In fact, I’ve titled my message for this year’s Easter service, “What’s The Big Deal?” You see, I’m convinced that too many believers belittle this historical and life changing event. We fill ball fields and stadiums cheering for our favorite team. We go out of our way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other signature events. Yet, will we have the same enthusiasm and devotion this Easter?
You see, there is a reason that even secular history books acknowledge the magnitude of Jesus birth, death, and resurrection. (B.C.) Before Christ mankind didn’t have a chance, was hopeless, and was destined for Hell. (A.D.) After Christ, every man, woman, boy, & girl was given a chance. A chance to repent, to believe, and to receive eternal life through Jesus Christ our Savior & Lord.
This Easter you could choose to stay home. But, the moment you fully realize all that Christ has done for you, you will rethink your decision. You will realize as I do now that I can’t ever thank God enough for sending His son Jesus to die for my sins. Jesus changed my life forever and it doesn’t matter what you’ve done in your past, Jesus can change yours too.
I pray you make your way to an Easter Celebration. Not just to say you did and take a family photo, but to celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. To say, thank you Jesus for I am a life that is changed and eternally grateful.
Should you not have a church home, I want to personally invite you to join me @ Refuge Church. We have two worship service opportunities (9am & 11am) you can choose from. We’re located at the Colleton Recreation Center (280 Recreation Lane, Walterboro). The dress is casual, the people are friendly and the service will be incredible. I promise we’ll change the way you think about church. We’ll have coffee & donuts, activities for Birth-5th grade during both services, and no offering plate will be passed around. Happy Easter!