Someone asked me recently if I could give them some suggestions on how to explain the Easter news. I was intrigued by the thought but then it occurred to me that perhaps it cannot be explained. It just may be that Easter should be experienced, and only by believing that, can anyone begin to understand it. For those of us who have witnessed decades of Easter celebrations, it is not so much a matter of knowing the facts about Easter, as it is an experience of the facts.
So many today miss the meaning of Easter by asking the wrong questions. We ask, “What happened back there?” instead of asking, “What is happening to me now because of what happened back there in the first century?” Those first believers could not explain the resurrection of Jesus from death to life, all they knew is that they experienced Jesus alive. They discovered Jesus was no longer a prisoner of time and space, but alive and thus His influence was the most powerful force in their world.
We extend an invitation to you, your family, and your friends to come to one of the worship services this Easter Sunday, in hopes that you will truly experience Easter this year. The scripture we will be going over this Easter Sunday will be John 20: 1-18.
I will be preaching the following services:
8 a.m. – Sunrise service in Colee Hammock Park
9:30 a.m. – Traditional worship in the Sanctuary
11 a.m. – Traditional worship in the Sanctuary
Nic Merchant will be preaching the following service:
9:30 a.m. – Contemporary worship in Fellowship Hall
Rev. Dr. Robert W. Bohl
Temporary Supply Pastor