Believe!

Posted by Joseph Lutz on OA11er @ 11:55 AM

The one thing that sets Christianity apart from every other religion is that we believe our founder, Jesus Christ, is the Son of God, that he died on a cross for our sins, was buried, and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday morning.  But many people have a hard time believing in Jesus' resurrection.  After all, how many of us have ever known of someone who died and then came back to life again three days later?  It's outside the realm of our human experience.  It's only happened once - and the one time was when Jesus Christ rose from the grave.

I'm convinced that if we examine the evidence of the resurrection, we can make a persuasive case for the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.  That's why I've titled by Easter sermon "Believe!"  My goal on Easter Sunday is to convince everyone present of the reality of the resurrection and encourage them to consider the implications of the resurrection for their lives.  If you're not sure if Jesus is the Son of God or if he rose from the dead, join us for worship and consider the evidence.

Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15 that Christ has been raised from the dead, and since he is alive, we too can have eternal life.  This Sunday we celebrate the good news that God loves us, he sent his Son to save us by dying on a cross and that Jesus rose from the grave and gives forgiveness and enteral life to all who believe in him.  That hope can be yours.  Find out more this Sunday!  We have two worship opportunities on Easter Sunday with identical worship services at 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.  There will also be a special children's program both hours with an Easter Egg Hunt between services at 10:20 a.m. for all children preschool through sixth grade.

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