We are Hard Working Worshipers

We are Hard Working Worshipers

Easter Sunday, the one day of the year we dedicate our worship to a feast in honor the resurrection of Jesus, will be here before we know it. We are approaching the 5thSunday of Lent, saying no to sin and self-righteousness so that our hearts are prepared to say, “Amen! Yes!” to resurrection life.

Are you ready church? Are you ready to both worship the risen Jesus who has given you new life and to serve your neighbors with every breath of that life until you fall down exhausted on the couch after a feast worthy of a resurrected King?

That is the task of Easter Sunday for us: to be both worshipfully present for ourselves and to be dedicated servants of others. How do we do both? Is it possible to do both? Of course it is, every adult knows that is possible to work hard in preparation, to host like God Himself is our guest and to soak up every minute of pleasure as long as the party lasts. On Easter Sunday, you are the hosts, setting a feast of worship for over 500 guests. They will gorge themselves on food, on fellowship and be filled to the gills with the hope of Jesus’ resurrection. And, maybe, some of them will have their lives turned around that day. Take pleasure church, in the pleasure of your guests…and do everything you can to direct their pleasure to the resurrected Savior. This is is what it means to be a growing church. This is our first love.

Our first love is to testify about the Savior we love to the people that we love.

That is Easter for us. It is holy and it is pure joy.