I hope you have been a part of our “My Resurrection Story” series that finished on Sunday. And I hope you got to experience the Easter service as well. Not because it was the largest attendance to date (which is pretty cool), but because truth was preached. The morning centered around the truth that the story of Christ’s resurrection is also our story. If you were there, you experienced the Spirit of God expressing this through every aspect of the service. It’s almost hard to put into words how great it is to gather as the body of Christ and experience God’s presence together.
So, what is your resurrection story?
When I think about that, I consider how I am a different person. I know Christ, who lives in me, has made me different than I what I used to be. I’ve been a Christian for as long as I can basically remember, but I didn’t really know the resurrected Christ until I truly started surrendering to Him and letting Him change me. And honestly, it’s only been a few years that I’ve really gotten to know Him as the Messiah, the answer to “What do we do about Heath’s sin?” I stood on the edge of a lake confused and hurting and I finally started listening to his truth, to his words of healing. I finally saw how Jesus wanted to change me, to “resurrect” me from my own flesh, my own sin.
He is calling us out of the tomb, like Lazarus. Have you heard him call you? Have you listened to His words saying, “Come out!”? Did you know that message is for you, too?
I hope you have experienced the Resurrected Christ. I hope you have heard his voice calling. Maybe for you, it was Sunday or maybe you heard it long ago and have been following him ever since.
What’s your resurrection story?
This past Sunday, Jason Taylor shared his resurrection story and how Christ not only brought him back from the dead but also his marriage and family. Once you know your story, you can share it with others. You can share how you have been changed, how you were dead and made alive in Christ. From your own life, you can share Galatians 2:20 with others: “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”