Easter ... an opportunity to protest

Have you ever noticed that we're a people who love to protest?  We're quick to protest against higher taxes, prejudicial treatment, an umpire's call, a utility bill, a political issue, etc. ... basically anything we deem to be unfair!  We can easily get consumed with protesting!

Have you ever thought about the idea of protesting against death?  That's something we can all get behind no matter our political affiliation, ethnic identify, team allegiance, or socio-economic status.  Death is a common enemy we all face and we should be united in our opposition to it.  The problem is that we've sort of resigned ourselves to the idea of death.  It's inevitable, it's unavoidable, it's inescapable ... so why fight it.  I'm not saying that we can somehow avoid facing physical death (unless Jesus comes quickly) but I am saying that the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resulting guarantee of our own bodily resurrection as believers in Christ is a victory over death.  The apostle Paul affirms this in 1 Corinthians 15:54 - "death is swallowed up in victory." 

On Easter we give special attention to the historical and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ and it's an opportunity for us to join together in protest against this wretched enemy that pursues us all.  In preparation for this Sunday's Easter worship service please read the entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 15 and come Sunday morning ready to join the protest!  Remember we'll be enjoying coffee and donuts at 9:30 and will start worship at 10:00 am.  And do invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, classmates, and anyone else you can think of to join you this Sunday.  We want as many as possible to be exposed to God's Word and God's people in the hope that He will draw many to Himself!