How do you view the relationship between EASTER and the CHURCH? It occurred to me recently that many Christians might consider Easter no more than a high attendance weekend.
That thought made me sick to my stomach.
Do we gather to boast big numbers? After all, it is common for us to celebrate our attendance after a huge day.
Do we gather to SEE and BE SEEN? My family will definitely take it up a notch fashion-wise on Easter weekend.
Why do we gather on Easter? Why not scatter and mobilize into the community?
Because as Christians… We WORSHIP TOGETHER.
What is more natural than to gather together to celebrate and remember our risen Christ? Also, Easter is one of a few opportunities to see MASSIVE life-change. We see more family trees transformed on Easter than perhaps any other weekend during the year.
If you are new to Keystone, we are ADDICTED to life-change! Easter is a major celebration of life-change and an opportunity to SEE LIVES CHANGED!
Don’t force an EITHER/OR mentality regarding worship and mission… They swim in the same pool!
Inviting someone to church with you on Easter IS MISSION! Helping people find life in Christ is not secondary to meeting their physical need.
This Easter we will have literally hundreds of volunteers who will help thousands this weekend by serving their kids, parking their car, or warmly greeting them. THIS IS MISSION!
Serve it up! Bring your best worship! I’ll see you this weekend!!!