Jeff Bartell

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Why can’t everyday be like Easter?

Like many Christian believers around the world, we had a great day celebrating Easter, the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Here at First Baptist we took 3 weeks to study in depth the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.  The gospel itself is defined as Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection (1Cor. 15:1-4).

Our series was titled: “3 Day Difference” emphasizing the great difference that was made in world history, in eternity and ultimately in our personal lives as a result of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection and continued ministry in and through us.  I typically don’t plug our messages here, but this time I will.  After our last service was over on Sunday I felt an overwhelming sense of peace that our leadership team here at FBC had done exactly what the Lord wanted us to do for this Easter series.  Each week had a unique Bible study that covered some interesting subjects not often mentioned while at the same time made a smooth transition into a gospel presentation giving the listeners the opportunity to respond and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. I mean, how often do you hear messages on Jesus’ burial?  What was He doing during those 3 days that His body lay in the grave?

If you are interested, you can listen to the messages here.  Enjoy!

Why can’t everyday be like Easter?  I love rejoicing in what God has done for us and going out and unashamedly telling others about His love!  There were approximately 20-30 people that indicated their desire to receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior during our services Sunday.  Others are still wrestling with that truth.  Let’s keep praying for God to work in their hearts as well as in ours – living the Easter story every day.

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Everyday can be like Easter…it’s a personal decision. The problem is that most people want everyday to be like Christmas. Weird ain’t it?


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