The greatest event in history…

At sunrise, a group of women approach Jesus’ tomb to embalm his body. But as they approach, they see that Jesus’ tomb has been opened. And inside the tomb is an angel dressed in white. He tells them, “Don’t be alarmed…You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him”. The angel then tells these women to leave the cemetery and tell Jesus’ disciples what they have seen: Jesus is alive! 

When people came into contact with the resurrected Jesus, almost everyone responded the same way—they were all terrified. The soldiers guarding the tomb fell down as if dead. The women at the tomb cowered. Jesus needed to tell his own disciples not to be alarmed. The religious elite didn’t even believe Jesus rose from the dead, but were still scared that others believed it! And in one sense, this is the most appropriate response to a King who can wrestle death and win. But another response to Jesus’ enthronement is to run and tell others that good news.

On this Easter Sunday, we pray you will accept the good news that Jesus has risen from the dead as the world’s only resurrected King and run to tell others the good news as well.

At New Community, we will be celebrating the risen Savior at 9 and 10:30 am. We hope you will join us!

We will continue our series, “Let it Change You”, as we talk about God’s Word, prayer, and Biblical community. Also meeting at our NEW times: 9:00 and 10:30 am.