This Sunday Churches around the country are preparing for one of the highest attended days of Church of the year. Many churches will host Easter Egg hunts, and special programming, and of course preach the message of Christ's resurrection!
Many Churches shy away from using the word Easter at all, instead calling the day Resurrection Sunday. This of course is because Easter really has nothing to do with Jesus, or why we celebrate. In fact, the Easter traditions are rooted in Paganism. But that is not what this post is about.
I have witnessed many Churches in the last few years putting on huge Easter celebrations. Churches have carnivals, Easter Egg hunts and even dare to use the dreaded EASTER title. Some churches, do nothing extra special.
Many people in our society view Easter as the one day you MUST go to church, as if going on that one day will sanctify you for the rest of the year. Many people will purchase new clothes, and get up extra early to make sure they look good to impress the churchfolk!
So if this is the case, wouldn't that make Easter one of the most important chances of the year to evangelize? I have heard stories of many unbelieveing families, who would have never entered a church, attending simply because of the fun activities planned for the children in the community. Families who may never have had an opportunity to hear the gospel message,are now believers because of a church using the nonsense of "easter" to bring in people.
So, something to think about for Sunday......
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