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Easter Sunday In Your Church

What will happen on Easter Sunday in your church?

Will it, most likely, be far fuller than usual? Many non-church goers in the U.K. seem to feel that it is essential to go to church on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday but might never be seen in church again until both come around again

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Paul says Jewish religious symbols were shadows of future things, but the body is of Christ, and the mystery of Christ has now been revealed in scripture! (Col 2:17, 2:2)
We now have knowledge of the very body of Christ, the hidden wisdom of God, and the revelation of the mystery, so why conceal these truths in symbols?
About religious symbols,
Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body, not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. Col 2:23

There's no honor to God in religious symbols. Religious symbols honor religions, not Christ.
Eph 6:19
Religions present their faith with symbols, we preach ours with words.
---michael_e on 5/17/14


The so called e-bunny etc has Nothing to do with Jesus resurrection. Jus like the christmas tree has nothing to do with The Lord's birth.
---lawrence on 5/12/14


An update on my last comment. The two new people who came to our church on Easter Sunday came again today. Praise God.
---Rita_H on 4/27/14


\\NO devilish aspects of the pagan e - bunny, chicks, eggs n such UNgodly Trash!
---Lawrence on 4/26/14\\

God invented eggs. What's devilish and ungodly about them?

Did you know that the egg is featured on the Passover seder plate?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 4/27/14


Only The Word of God about His resurrection.

NO devilish aspects of the pagan e - bunny, chicks, eggs n such UNgodly Trash!
---Lawrence on 4/26/14




//We the regulars, should also have the 'passion to pray' for those new faces and make them feel welcome in hopes that they will wish to meet with us on a more regular basis.//

Great answer, we should always be considered towards those who do not understand, and we should pray for all who do not understand and also for those who do everyday. We should be displaying the love of Christ to everyone no matter who the person is. Prayer is the advantage we now have in Christ.
---Luke on 4/21/14


Yesterday we had 2 visitors in our church. That was fewer than I (and others) were expecting. We usually have a good idea who will come. In addition, several regulars were absent through illness/hospitalization (we are quite an old congregation - ages from 50 to 89). Also we lost our oldest member just a few weeks ago so it was a sad day in that respect but also glorious knowing that she is now with the Lord.
---Rita_H on 4/21/14


Cluny: With your comment about 'Easter sunrise services', while the words of the gospels are slightly different, all agree it was just dawning, though Matthew may even imply the sun was not even up yet. But we agree it was just dawning, in the first light of day
---Peter on 4/20/14


I never said you said Easter was pagan, I was agreeing with you.
---shira4368 on 4/20/14


\\Cluny, it is very clear to me that Christ arose and I don't really care what day of the week but I can say it isn't pagan.
---shira4368 on 4/18/14\\

I never said you did.

I said that some people, who are clearly ignorant, think that Easter sunrise services are pagan in origin. They are not.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 4/20/14




Cluny, it is very clear to me that Christ arose and I don't really care what day of the week but I can say it isn't pagan.
---shira4368 on 4/18/14


\\I call easter "Sunday Son rise".
---shira4368 on 4/17/14\\

This brings up a point for clarification, shira.

Some people think that Pascha sunrise services are a holdover from paganism.

This is not true.

They didn't start until about the 17th-18th century when the Moravian Brethren began them.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/18/14


Luke, an excellent answer. It is the passion which is missing in many lives these days.

We the regulars, should also have the 'passion to pray' for those new faces and make them feel welcome in hopes that they will wish to meet with us on a more regular basis.
---Rita_H on 4/18/14


//The word for Sunday in Russian IS Resurrection: Voskresnye.

//What's the matter with the original Christian name for the yearly commemoration of the Resurrection: Pascha?//

A good lesson on the Russian language for the resurrection.
Pascha is ok to use also, or the Risen Christ day. Anything but Easter Sunday, for those who know what Easter means. For those who don't, then it seems ok for them. Not complaining. Agape
---Luke on 4/18/14


I call easter "Sunday Son rise".
---shira4368 on 4/17/14


\\for a better word for Christians we should call easter Sunday, "Resurrection Sunday\\

The word for Sunday in Russian IS Resurrection: Voskresnye.

What's the matter with the original Christian name for the yearly commemoration of the Resurrection: Pascha?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/17/14


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Dear Rita,
for a better word for Christians we should call easter Sunday, "Resurrection Sunday" But you are correct that many feel that it is essential to go to church on Christmas day and resurrection Sunday, but lets not forget, that many wanted a Savior without a contrite heart, but didn't want someone as Lord of their lives. That is why they have no passion. The passion should be there every day, again, not on our will, but by the will of God who is working in us.
---Luke on 4/17/14


Hi Shira,

May God bless

Sadly, in some churches people are not exposed to the gospel, but I understand what you are saying and the hope that people do hear. God is able to see to it that people hear as He chooses.
---Chria9396 on 4/17/14


When so done goes to church even once a year, they are still getting exposed to the gospel. We have homecoming and there are those that always come only then but they get preached to before they eat.
---shira4368 on 4/17/14


There's an Easter sunrise service in the Bible.


Eze 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east, and they worshipped the sun toward the east.



---jerry6593 on 4/17/14


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Hi Rita, you are exactly correct! It is not unusual for us to have visitors on Easter Sunday that we will not see again until Christmas. It's amazing! A few years ago we had a man show up to suprise his Mom. She was so happy. He lives in the area but never comes to church. I haven't seen him since....it's a shame.
---trey on 4/16/14


we believe they need to know (which is quite a lot !!)

I want you to expand what this a lot is?
---Scott1 on 4/16/14


Scott1, absolutely correct, we should waste no opportunity to preach the gospel in a meaningful way and in a way which will, hopefully, leave them desiring to become a regular rather than a visitor. We should pull out all the stops and tell these occasional attendees all we believe they need to know (which is quite a lot !!) so that they will truly yearn for more .
---Rita_H on 4/16/14


Unfortunitly yes, we call it CEO (Christmas and Easter only). However, it is also a great opportunity to present the gospel. Do not let an opportunity go to waste.
---Scott1 on 4/16/14


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For reasons I don't understand, Palm Sunday is more important for nominally Christian middle-Easterners than any other day.

However, we have a full Holy Week and Pascha schedule.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/15/14


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