Dear Antioch Family,
Wow, last week was incredible as we celebrated Jesus – His death, burial and resurrection. On Thursday night we had a sweet and powerful time together at our Communion Service. On Good Friday we had the Stations of the Cross in our Prayer Room where young and old, families and individuals came to remember the journey Jesus took on our behalf.
On Easter Sunday we had more 5,000 men, women and children gather to not only celebrate Jesus, but to respond to the invitation to believe in Him, receive from Him and belong to Him. We won’t know the full impact of the weekend until Eternity, but we do know that more than 100 people responded to the Gospel and committed in their hearts to follow Jesus!
We also know that hundreds of others were ministered to, strengthened, built up, touched and healed by God’s great grace. Thank you to all that volunteered, thank you to all who were a part of the journey. The greatest thing about Easter, for us as believers, is that it can be lived out every day of our lives. Because of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, we are His sons and daughters, alive with full access to His Spirit and His grace.
If you know people who have recently given their lives to Jesus, I encourage you to invite them to church again this Sunday. I will be teaching on “The Three Baptisms” and talking about what it means to live a new life in Jesus, to be baptized in water and to be filled with the Spirit. On Sunday, April 30th we’ll have our annual Baptism Bash where we will spend the entire service worshipping and baptizing people who have just come to know Jesus and those who have believed but have never followed through with water baptism. I want to encourage you to jump in the river with us, whether that is figuratively or literally, as we look forward to our Baptism Bash 2017!
If you or anyone you know is interested in getting baptized on the 30th, please sign up at antio.ch/baptismbash17.
Looking forward to a great Sunday with you!
In His strength and love,