Easter weekend is here. From the Good Friday gathering at 7pm on Friday night to both Easter Sunday gatherings at 9 & 11 am, we as the body of Christ have one, single important job to do: Proclaim the gospel to lost people! That’s it-- that’s the entire vision of the Rock church for Easter weekend. To proclaim that all men everywhere need to understand that they are dead in their trespasses and sin and only true repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ can save them from the wrath of God. To use this opportunity for anything less would not only be a complete and total waste of time, it would be a colossal failure on our part to not capitalize on a special moment in our community. Once or twice a year a huge portion of our town walks willingly through the doors, sits down and opens themselves up to whatever message we have planned to deliver. I believe God has entrusted them to us. We bear a responsibility to the King of Kings to be as sharp and crystal clear as possible with the Truth.
This is not something to be accomplished by any one man. Rather, it is a job that God has given His entire church. “Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.” Have you been doing that?
With just a few days left, let’s feel the urgency of the gospel deep in our hearts. Call to mind that lost family member, friend, neighbor, stranger. They are lost, wandering, hopeless and empty. They have no abundant life, because they do not have the Jesus who gives it. They have no light in their souls, because the Holy Spirit does not indwell them. That’s a travesty of the highest order. They need the Lord! They need desperately to hear the gospel, believe and be saved! We have a moment here. We have a crack in the door to burst through and see someone become a new creation in Christ Jesus! Run people! Run! Knock on a door, make some calls, send some texts, hand out cards, and pray! Pray that the Lord will draw people unto Himself in an eternity-changing way. Let’s endeavor to behold the Lord’s power this weekend.
See you soon!