Ephesians 4:12 Forest City United Methodist Church Church

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Though we won't be celebrating Holy Week and Easter together in our sanctuary, let’s be reminded that we don’t need a sanctuary or formal services to worship God, even in the spirit of resurrection victory of Easter!

Wherever we may be we are “One in the Spirit and One in the Lord,” as the old song celebrates… so let me set the scene for our Easter Worship this year, wherever we may be and however we may worship!

EASTER HAS A PROMISE FOR YOU… (1 Corinthians 6:14) “By His power, God raised the Lord from the dead, and He will raise us also!”

Even when we can access the most wonderful worship service, for far too many of us the Easter Story has become familiar or boring. We all know the facts of the Easter Story; Jesus was betrayed, arrested, crucified, and three days later God raised Him form the dead.

But, we miss the exciting promise that turns Easter from a tradition into an exciting, life-changing reality. We miss the fact that Jesus’ resurrection which we celebrate is also the guarantee of OUR resurrection!

As Rick Warren writes, “You see, you are a part of the Resurrection. Jesus’ death and resurrection didn’t just prove there is life after death; the Resurrection proves you can have life after death, that there is life beyond your grave.” Jesus says that, if we trust in Him, death will become a “transition,” not an “ending point!”

So, whenever and however we celebrate Easter this year, this is what we celebrate as Christ-followers…. Easter is the celebration of the good news of Jesus’ victory over death, but the true reason for the season of celebration is that one day, if you trust in Jesus, He will raise you from the grave as well!

This is the PROMISE OF EASTER… Believe it and Receive it!

Yours in Resurrection Victory,

Pastor Les

305 South Clark Street - Forest City, IA 50436
Phone: 641-585-3281 Email: fcumc@wctatel.net