This is the week that we have all been waiting for. Holy Week. There is no other week quite like Holy Week because of all of the impact this week will have on the entire world. Jesus will be the talk of the nations all week. Some will claim His risen status for themselves, while others will deny that He even existed. Jesus is asking you the same question He asked His disciples; Who do you say I am?
At City Church Del Rio, we will be looking at what the resurrection and it’s power mean to us a people of God. We have 3 opportunities for you to worship with us, and 2 other opportunities for your family to enjoy as well. Here is the schedule for this coming Easter Sunday: 7 am – Bilingual Sunrise Service, 8 am – Breakfast, 9 am – Servicio En Espanol, 10 am – Easter Egg Hunt for Kids thru 5th grade, and 11 am – Contemporary English Worship Service.
I pray that you will invite someone to church, as you well know that many that do not participate in regular worship services are more than willing to go on Easter.
Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,
This week is special. It is special because of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His life events that change the foundation of the world forever. Jesus began His week by riding into town on the back of a donkey while crowds of people cheered Him on as the Messiah. Palm branches lined the streets for the King of Kings. What a sight it must have been.
As you worship Jesus this week, remind yourself of the sacrifice He made on your behalf. He loves you very much and really does desire to be your King.
Stay in the Light, 1 John 1:7,
With Easter just 2 weeks away, it is now the ripe time of the year to invite a friend, relative, or a neighbor to church. You know it is one of those times where you can probably have a positive response to a church invite. I have always wondered why. If Easter and Christmas are good days to attend, then why not other services?
According to Thom Rainer, the term CEO christians (Christmas Easter Only) is an exaggeration. What really happens on Christmas and Easter is those church attenders who are infrequent all come together on those special days, so it seems that there are non-going attendees in the midst. It is a reunion of the occasional church goers.
Seems like the expectations of church members is that there are no expectations, including regular church attendance. So it really shouldn’t surprise those of us who attend regularly. Membership used to mean something in earlier church life, but in the hustle and bustle of today’s church life, membership is nearly a way to count bodies to some extent.
This Easter I am praying for COO (Comes Only Occasionally) to become RCA (Regular Church Attender). Membership and church attendance are still a vital means for a healthy family life. God has to be part of an overcrowded calendar and schedule. Why not try to put Him on the docket this year, and see if doesn’t deliver. I know my life has never been the same once I truly surrendered to the living God. He is ready to become important again!
Stay In The Light, 1 John 1:7,