After the season of Easter begins on Sunday, we will launch into a brand new worship series called “Action Figures.” This series will focus on the people who helped start the church, as they appear in the book of Acts.
The earliest church was a rowdy bunch of revolutionaries who didn’t know a whole lot other than God had done something pretty amazing through Jesus. Every day they celebrated his life. Every time they gathered was like Easter morning, praising God for the miracle of resurrection. Every chance they got, they told other people about him, the things he had said and done on earth, as well as what God had done through him in the resurrection.
What would the Church of Jesus Christ look like today if each of us were the risk-taking radicals that the book of Acts describes? How can we reclaim some of that resurrection energy and put it to work in our world today? How can we be modern day “Action Figures” for the sake of the Gospel? The Easter worship series will help us find out.
Sometimes we think of Lent as the buildup to the culmination point of Easter Sunday morning. Yes, Lent is a buildup, but maybe we should think of it more like a countdown to launch. Lent prepares us for Easter Sunday, which launches us into the Easter season, and the rest of our year.
3 … 2 … 1 … ignition. We have lift off! Christ is alive! Alleluia, amen!
See you in church!