The Best News Ever: Easter

The Best News For All People: Easter Sunday (4.9.2023)
Lead Pastor: Nate Levering

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He is Risen!
He is risen indeed!

What a God we have.

Peter says it this way in 1 Peter 1:3-9-
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

What Peter knows is this- he needed a savior.

In all of our stories, we share this common thread of needing a savior. There is no other formula that equals restoration for my soul. Good Friday and Easter Sunday remind us of the great love of our Father- that He would know our need, carry the suffering on our behalf and die for all so that He could then conquer death and restore us once and for all. Pastor Nate said it this way, "Easter was God's great reveal". 

If today, you still have doubts about either needing a savior or that Jesus is that Savior, let me say that you're not alone. You're not the first person in history who has carried doubts. You won't be the last. But regardless of our doubts, feelings or hesitations, God's truth remains and He is able to show Himself to you, making Himself known because He knows you. He knows your name and your sin and your tendencies. He knows your desires and passions and failures. He knows you and He invites you to know Him.






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