Reflecting on Easter Weekend 2015

“The place where they had gathered together was shaken…” -Acts 4:31.  When I reflect on Easter Sunday, that is the only description that comes to my mind.  There were moments in both Fenton and Byron where you could clearly feel the power of the Holy Spirit take over and “shake” the place.  Having had several days to think about Easter weekend, I wanted to share some thoughts on a few things:

The Power of Prayer & Fasting

On February 25th, the church united together for a time of prayer and fasting.  With so many endeavors currently in front of us, we were asking that the Lord go before us.  During those 40 days I believe God began to prepare the communities around us to hear the gospel on Easter.  For revival to continue burning across this land like a wild fire, God’s people must be devoted to fervently seeking the Lord in prayer in all things.  Let us be found to be a praying church.

The Muscle Power of a Unified Church

“…standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.” -Philippians 1:27.  As Easter approached, I watched in amazement as masses of people signed up to set up, tear down, greet guests, park cars, drive busses, run tech, care for children, pick up donuts, serve coffee, serve communion, pass out thousands of invite cards, walk miles in neighborhoods hanging door knobs!  It was just incredible.  I truly believe what we saw accomplished shows the purpose behind the scripture, “There are many members, but one body.”  When we strive together, an incredible amount of work is accomplished and the Lord is honored by our unity.

It’s All About People Getting Saved!

“…save others, snatching them out of the fire” -Jude 1:23.  In the days and weeks leading up to Easter Sunday, I was praying repeatedly, “Lord, let us see people get saved!”  Saved from their sin, hopeless and the fires of Hell.  Saved.  This is what it’s all about.  This is why Jesus came.  This is what we are called to proclaim to the whole world.  My heart bleeds and aches constantly to see lost souls come to know Jesus.  When the gospel had been read on Good Friday and Easter, it was absolutely awe striking to watch the Holy Spirit draw dozens of people to repent of their sin and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.  I just kept thinking to myself and praying to God, “Lord, this is it for me.  This is all I ever want.  Please let me continue to witness this for the rest of my life.”  Without any hesitation at all, the prevailing prayer of my heart for the Rock church is that “it” will always be about people getting saved.  

Praising God for His goodness.
Pastor Wes