This should never be a definition of Easter week, but it is. Somewhat self imposed, but the reality is that this week represents one of the greatest opportunities for Christians to share their story with the world. So, we gear up and think…what can we do…
In the midst of all of it, we can get too busy. I am reading of fellow Pastors and worship leaders all over the country running crazy to prep for the weekend. Part of me understands the chaos, but part of me also wonders why. Then I realize that there is passion behind this week. Not only the passion represented by our Savior, but the passion in each of us wanting to share His story with the world and do this in amazing ways.
I am reading about so many that are fighting illness. I have been fighting my own. I am praying for you today and this week. I have no doubt that this is going to be an amazing weekend, because “in our weakness He is strong” and there are so many of you that are going to be depending solely on His strength to get you through. Count it joy. When He’s in charge, He will be seen.
I have to admit, that here at TRF, we are going somewhat simple this year. We have some elements and newer songs, which require prep and practice, but in general, we wanted people who were going to visit this weekend to see us as we always are. This does take alot of stress off, but in it still lies schedules and technical needs. So, I am depending completely on God’s plan for this weekend.
We have planned a few things this weekend and if you read this and are in the area, here’s how you can be a part of what we are doing.
Tomorrow(Friday) is “Good Friday”. The day we remember the sacrifice of Jesus. It is a heavy day, but one with hope. At TRF we will be holding a special veiwing of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” @7PM.
For the weekend, we begin a new series of sermons entitled “Come Alive”. What greater hope do we have, than that of our Savior conquering death and the grave! He came alive for us, and He desires to come alive in us. Again, if your in the area and you do not already have a place to visit this weekend, join us Saturday at 4:30 or 6PM. Or join us Sunday at 8:30, 9:45 or 11:30AM.
I encourage you wherever you are to stop in the midst of all of it and remember what is most important in all of this. “Our Savior Lives”. He died and rose for you. Experience Him today. Remember Him today. Celebrate him today.
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