The Sunday Message

Many people who don’t regularly attend church will attend church today (Easter Sunday). Easter and Christmas are two times when more people attend church.

In fact, a website called WalletHub has an “Easter by the Numbers” article in which they reported that 51.3% of Americans plan to attend church on Easter. Other interesting things can be discovered at the website, like which part of the chocolate Easter bunny people eat first and the percentage of parents who steal their children’s candy. Check it out HERE. (H/T to Great Falls Tribune for mentioning the website).

I believe it’s good for people to belong to a church, but the type of church in which you belong is entirely up to you. There’s something for everyone when selecting a church.

Many churches will have special Easter services. Some churches might add a service or two to be able to accommodate more people. In other words, the churches will “put on their Sunday best” for the people in attendance today! By the way, you can still hunt Easter eggs, believe in the Easter bunny, and believe in God!

In Matthew 28:1-20 (NIV) we find the Easter story:

Jesus Has Risen

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Have a blessed day!

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