Easter Weekend - A Note From Pastor Terry

James and Peter ran to the tomb Easter morning and stood breathlessly at it's entrance. The door that a few days before had been locked shut was now opened. God's word reminds us it was only through divine intervention that door was opened. When it opened, it was a call to celebration. They walked through the doorway into the tomb and the way the grave clothes were laid, led them to one unexpected conclusion. The body had not been taken or disposed of, the one who had been buried here is now gloriously alive. While most people would stand at the doorway of a tomb and weep, everyone who came to that door was suddenly struck with tremendous joy.

Easter opens the door to escape the shame and guilt of our past.

Easter opens the door to an abundant and eternal life.

Easter opens the door to a new power and confidence of living in Jesus.

Open doors are naturally invitational. Like the disciples, they invite us to peer inside and investigate. In the last book of the Bible, Jesus writes to His church and says: "See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut" (Revelation 3:8). One of the greatest gifts God can give you is not comfort, wealth, security or stuff; it is the gift of an open door of hope, opportunity and freedom.

This Easter, our prayer is that you will take a step to investigate Jesus and the power of His resurrection in your life. And that you will investigate every open door of opportunity he places in front of you. That step through the door might just be your best step ever. 

Happy Easter! He is Risen.


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