THE CORE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
The day that the world refers to as Easter, but which is most appropriately called by Christians, Resurrection Sunday centered around the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, is part of the holiest high season of the Christian Faith. This is because it is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ that seals our redemptive fate. If Jesus had not been raised from the dead, then our faith (as well as our preaching ) is useless and we are still in our sins (1 Corinthians 15:14-17). If Christ had not risen, that means there is no justification or salvation of sinners who repent of their sins, ask God for forgiveness, are believers in Christ as Lord and Savior. If Christ is still dead, then our faith would have to be in vain, thus useless. But we know that Christ, though he died on the cross and though he was laid in a borrowed tomb, is alive. Therefore our faith is not in vain. It is Christ’s Resurrection that sets Him apart from the gods worshipped by some because Jesus is the only one who died, yet lives. For this reason, this season is sacred and most holy, and we don’t just run into it or just show up on Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday like its any other day. We don’t enter in nonchalantly, but rather circumspectly and consecrated in a spirit of humility and reverence unto God. This is why we will be in Holy Consecration for 7 days from Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Saturday, April 13, 2019, which is the week leading up to Holy Week (the week between Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday). There will be a daily prayer conference call Monday through Friday (April 8-April 12, 2019). On Saturday, April 13, 2019, we will culminate our week of Holy Consecration with a 1-hour prayer service at church at 9:00 am. You are welcome to meet us in any or all of these Services.
~Dr. DeShonda Bailey, Lead Pastor