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Our Lord said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die” (John 11: 25, 26a).  The good news of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ is alive!  The resurrection of Christ is not merely important to Christianity, but it is the heart of our faith.

In the early days of Christianity, believers often greeted one another on Easter Sunday by saying, “Christ is risen” to which others would respond, “He is risen indeed!”  Just as the heart pumps life blood to the body, the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus gives life to all the truth of the Bible.  It is the single truth that sets Christianity apart from every other body of doctrine.

Paul began his discourse on the resurrection in I Corinthians 15 with these words in verse 1, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you.”  This reminds us that the resurrection message is not only to be believed, but it is also to be proclaimed.  As individual Christians and a church, we have a responsibility to share the  good news that Jesus lives and Jesus saves!

During this month, we intensify our efforts as a church in evangelizing our area with the Gospel.  We will make extra efforts with our Super Saturday Saturation on April 8 at 9:45 AM.  We will also be blitzing our area with Easter invitations on Wednesday, April 5 and 12, at 5:30 PM.  Beyond these organized efforts through our Adult Bible Study classes, I challenge you to share at least one invitation with someone every day between now and Easter Sunday, April 16.

Having heard and believed the Gospel of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, let us be messengers of the good news.  Every person you and I know who does not know Christ personally is a prospect for our witness.  Let’s tell somebody today that Jesus is alive and through trusting Him personally that they too can live eternally with Him.

See you Sunday!