Easter Preview: Hope

One author summed up the power of hope concisely: “Human beings can live for forty days without food, four days without water, and four minutes without air. But we cannot live four seconds without hope.” When it comes to hope, secular psychologists and faith-based communicators agree--hope is essential and without it we quickly break down.

When Christians re-tell the story of Easter, they are describing a story of hope. And that hope is more than a wish--it plants a foot in real space-time history. Are you struggling with despair? Do you feel like giving up? Why not join us this Sunday? You might find that the Christian story is the story you have been searching for all your life.

From Pastor Chris

This is a very special weekend for us. Along with the body of Christ around the world, we will celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. This weekend holds for us both the opportunity to rekindle our love for Jesus and engage our friends with a hope that crushes despair.   

I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.  1 Corinthians 15:3-4

What Jesus accomplished gave birth to a new world. We share in this new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)   

G.K. Chesterton said it this way:

On the third day, the friends of Christ coming at daybreak to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways, they realized the new wonder; but even they hardly realized that the world had died in the night. What they were looking at was the first day of a new creation, with a new heaven and a new earth; and in a semblance of the gardener, God walked again in the garden, in the cool not of the evening but the dawn.

We hope you can join us all weekend long for these special events,
Pastor Chris

Easter Weekend at Linworth

Friday Night at 6
Friday was the day of Holy Week when Jesus went to the cross. Enter into the Passion with us at our Good Friday service. This is a one-night remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice through Scripture, song, and communion. 

Sunday Sunrise Service at 6:30
The young men and women of our Lifeline high school ministry will lead us in a simple service, helping us connect to Jesus in His resurrection. Student Director Alex Fabian will share our first Easter message of the day. After the service, please stay for breakfast. 
  
Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11:15
In a few short verses (1 Corinthians 15:20-28), Paul describes the whole of the Christian story and why the resurrection is so significant. Pastor Chris will deliver the Easter message, Hope--Why We Can’t Live Without It. It is a message we need. It is a message our friends needText your friends and family. Share our Facebook ad. Pray for seekers to attend.