The Resurrection Changes Everything

What a gorgeous weekend we had to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. There were several activities at The Ridge Church leading up to our Easter celebration. I hope you were available to take part and ponder the meaning of each activity.

The Maundy Thursday service reminded us, once again of the great price that God paid in our behalf. As we recounted the agony, pain, and shameful torture that Jesus endured, we were more than humbled. The sound of the bread breaking was an apt reminder of the brokenness of Jesus’ body. The juice splashing in the cup visualized his blood spilling out for our redemption.

Saturday was a windy cold biting day on The Ridge. However, the weather did not keep the children from enjoying their Easter Egg Hunt. Over a hundred children attended the Easter Egg Hunts in Gorham and on The Ridge. We connected with many unchurched families.

Sunday morning Sunrise celebration filled with songs of praise and a message of hope reinforced our belief that the resurrection of Jesus changes everything. Because He lives, we can face tomorrow, because He lives, all fear is gone, because He lives, we too shall live, and because He lives, life today is worth living to its fullest!

After a hearty breakfast prepared by Mike and Linda Garlinghouse and our small group Bible Study, The Ridge Choir led us in worship as they presented the cantata, “Lamb of God.” Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He is the Passover lamb who was able to accomplish through his death and resurrection what no other Passover lamb was ever able to do, fully provide forgiveness of sin.
Thank you, Jesus!

Let me invite you to join me on Thursday, May 2, for the National Day of Prayer celebration, at Smysor Plaza, Murphysboro from 10:30 – 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon at The McCann Davis Center. These events are free and open to the public.

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