PASTOR VERN’S SERMON FOCUS ________________________________________________________________
Easter threatens us.
You may disagree but consider. While Christmas generates a phenomenal amount of activity in celebration, meals, gifts and holiday time most of it at least indirectly relates to the advent. The Easter event is eclipsed by bunnies and candy and increasingly relegated to a minor holiday of lesser proportions than Valentines, Mother’s Day or even Halloween. We move away from a close examination and celebration of Easter because it threatens us. Christmas gives us a god in red and white who validates our existence by becoming one of us and giving gifts with little or no requirement. Easter threatens us with a very different sort of God. At AICF this Easter we take a closer look at the God of Easter. We looked last Sunday at two doctrines that bless us out of the sacrificial death of Jesus. This Sunday in a study of Psalm 113 we’ll encounter the all mighty God whose praise our “hosannas!” address. Let’s join together in Easter worship this week.