Celebrate the Resurrection
One of the challenges of this Coronavirus is not being able to gather together as a church family in a physical location, and the degree to which we feel that loss is especially evident this week when we would normally gather together to celebrate what is arguably the most significant event in history for a Christian. That event, of course is the Resurrection, when after being crucified and laid in a tomb, three days later the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead!
So, how can we celebrate this most important event in our lives as Christians without going to church? Let me suggest a few ways to keep the Resurrection of Christ front and center during this pandemic.
- Read the gospel accounts of Jesus’ final week on this earth (Matthew 21-28).
- Find a way to share the hope of the Resurrection with a friend, neighbor, or family member.
- Observe Good Friday at home (click here to see suggested Good Friday Scripture Meditation).
- Gather together with your church family via zoom on Sunday morning at 9am. Come prepared to share a testimony of how Jesus’ resurrection has changed your life.
- Celebrate the Resurrection on Sunday morning following our zoom meeting by listening to the sermon posted on the Calvary Bible Church website.
- Finally, devote the rest of your day to celebrating the Resurrection, perhaps with a family meal, a walk, time listening to godly music focused on the Resurrection, or even a good movie about the Resurrection (suggestions: The Passion [intense and for a mature audience], the original Ben Hur, with Charlton Heston).
Let’s be sure that nothing takes away from the eternal significance of the resurrection, not this Sunday or on any other day of the year. Let’s celebrate this most important event in our lives, without which, as Paul says, “your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17). If we know Jesus as our Savior, we are not still in our sins, because He is risen!
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the word of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).