We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to (NAME OF CHURCH) as we celebrate our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Without a doubt, the impact this one man named Jesus has had on this world has been without equal or parallel. While there have been other leaders who have lived and influenced humanity, whether it be in a positive or negative way, none of them have died, then risen from the grave.
The Resurrection makes ALL the difference. It is what separates Christianity from all other religions of the world. It is what brings light, life and hope to humanity that would otherwise be without hope.
The Bible lets us know the importance of the Resurrection:
1 Corinthians 15:17-20 (NKJV) 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! 18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. 20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Aren’t you glad today we don’t have “futile faith”? Aren’t you glad we don’t have to be “still in our sins”? Aren’t you glad there is more to life than this life we now see?
Because He lives, we too live and have a wonderful eternal future as we accept what He did on the Cross of Calvary and Resurrection only 3 days later!
May God bless you as you worship the Risen Savior! only CAN we, but we SHOULD be a people of worship as we gather together as the family of God! What an awesome thought to know that even this is simply a foreshadowing of that day we gather around His throne in eternal worship.
We trust you will enjoy the service today and pray God will meet you in a powerfully personal way! Hosanna to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!