Saturday, April 9, 2011

April 2011: He is Risen!

He is risen!

So said the angel at the empty tomb. It is the reason for the Easter season. It is the core of Christianity. Through all the holidays of the year be taken over by the secular world, the celebration of the Resurrection will always be ours.

He is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

For centuries Christians have greeted each other with these words. With these words we will begin our Easter Sunday worship services.

He is risen!

So much is packed in those simple words. They are proof that Jesus overcame death, that we have the promise of eternal life and we are children of God.

Jesus calls us to go out and spread that Gospel message to the world.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." (Matthew 28:18)
 To learn more about what is packed in the words and to equip us to share it with others we have just started another New Members' Class. In our class, we cover the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Baptism, the Lord's Supper and the Office of the Keys. Not only that, but we discuss topics such as:
  1. God's love for us
  2. Our basic sinfulness and need for a Savior
  3. How Christ's death on the cross affects not only their eternal life but also their life now
  4. What it means to walk as a Christian through the power of the Holy Spirit
 Everyone is invited. We meet at 10:30am Sunday mornings in the youth room. Any questions, contact the church office at 626-919-1530.

Wishing you a blessed Easter season!