Our God is Alive and So Are We!
“If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” – 1 Cor. 15:17
Christianity – the faith that we believe – is built upon the belief that Jesus Christ died on the cross – was buried – and then three days later He rose from the dead. He was victorious over sin and death therefore all of us who believe are also victorious over sin and death. The power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power that is operative in our own lives. That is the message of Christianity and that is the message of Easter.
The resurrection power and promise of Jesus provides for each of us hope in the midst of trials, confidence in the face of challenges, and encouragement in the middle of our fight with sin. As the above verse mentions, without Easter and the resurrection of Jesus, we have no victory over our sin and no future hope.
We get excited about Easter at Central and are prayerfully expecting God to do an amazing work in people’s lives during this amazing season. I specifically ask two things of you as we prepare for Easter:
#1 – PRAY for spiritual transformation and change – We want to see people give their lives to Christ and to experience the resurrection power of Jesus.
#2 – INVITE friends to an Easter service at Central – There is nothing like encountering Jesus with other people. We will have five services at Central beginning with a Good Friday Service on Friday night and continuing with our services on Sunday morning.
Here is a list of Central’s Easter Services:
• Good Friday Service – Friday @ 7 p.m. – We will be joined once again this year with Tabernacle of Praise and their pastor and choir. It will be an awesome night as we reflect on the agony of the crucifixion through music with both choirs and a message from Pastor Nate and Pastor Ernie.
• Saturday Contemporary Service @ 5 p.m. – To make room in our sanctuary on Easter morning for friends and guests that need seats, we invite our regular attenders to come to this service. Make plans now to be a part of this service.
• Sunday Blended Services @ 8 a.m. and 9:25 a.m. – I would encourage our regular attenders in the 9:25 service to come to the early service at 8 a.m. to free up seats for the 9:25 service.
• Sunday Contemporary Service @ 11 a.m.
I am not asking you to pray and invite for Easter weekend lightly. We want to see God move in a major way. Please join me in spiritually preparing for one of the most awesome weekend services of the year.