1.“Go” to Church
“Do not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” - Hebrews 10:25
Mandatory quarantine has pushed weekend church gatherings online. God has faithfully gone before us to establish a network of technology to keep us connected, though we remain physically apart. Log on this Easter, and know even though we aren’t all physically together, we still gather in the presence of God. God promises, “for where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20 ESV) Share the link to the service, for many who only attend church on major holidays, might not be as familiar with how to navigate to church online.
Follow any worship guidelines your church has sent out: songs to sing together, prayers to pray, etc. If you don't have a live stream to watch, do a quick search of local churches in your area; there's a good chance a few near you are doing live streams. You can also check Crosswalk's list of 7 live streaming churches (though there are many options beyond the list).
2. Read the Resurrection Scripture Passages
“Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’” - John 20:26
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is recorded in all four of the Gospels: Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-53, and John 20:1-31. Taking time to read the Word of God aloud, or in private, is powerful. When we meet God in His Word, He is faithful to reveal layers of His truth we may not have been privy to before. “The Bible is meant to deepen our personal relationship with Christ,” explains Tony Reinke for desiringGod.
Click here to read the biblical accounts of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in all four Gospel accounts and other biblical references.
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