by Lance Olimb
Thirty-eight. Just 38 days. That is how close we are to Easter. Five weeks from now the pastels will be everywhere, the spring dresses purchased, and depending on your opinion of co-opted secular traditions, you may be hiding plastic eggs for the children. And, of course, you’ll be gathering with the rest of the church to celebrate Jesus, who overcame death in order that we might overcome death as well. We have a death-proof King and a decay-proof inheritance in Him. This truth will be eternally worthy of reflection and rejoicing and revelry.
Over here at the church office, we’ve begun planning and praying and want to ask you to be looking for opportunities to invite friends, co-workers, acquaintances and enemies to hear of the hope of the resurrection. The weekend will begin with two Good Friday services on April 3rd at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. Those services will be hosted for all of Four Oaks (both campuses) at the Killearn campus. Then for Easter on April 5th, we plan to have 2 morning services at Killearn and 3 morning services at Midtown. Over the next month or so you’ll see more information on worship times, and receive invite cards to aid your welcoming efforts.
In the meantime, be asking God to lead you in boldness and grace. We still live in a church-aware culture, and our city is full of people who would join you for an Easter service. Ask them. Pray for them. Pray specifically that God would awaken souls, even of those men and women who have heard the message many times.
Thirty-nine years ago, on Easter of 1976, my grandfather Bill attended Easter services at a small Lutheran church in Manvel, ND. He was convinced of his sin, trusted Jesus, and would become the biggest spiritual influence of my young life. Pray that God saves a few Grandpa Bills this Easter.
Good Friday Service Times:
5:30pm and 7:00pm at Killearn Campus
Easter service times:
Killearn campus :: 4500 W Shannon Lakes Dr :: 9:00am and 11:00am
Midtown campus :: 526 E 8th Ave :: 8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am