Posted By: Tim Mannin
Do you ever have those moments when the anticipation of what is about to happen is entirely thrilling and it makes your mind (not to mention your stomach) so amped up that you can’t wait to finally get there? I had this feeling when I traveled to Chicago to see Michael Jordan play in person during the Chicago Bulls dynasty years. I had this feeling prior to getting on my first roller coaster at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. I even had this feeling the night before my wedding…for various reasons.
Now, I have it again.
This Easter is going to be riddled with significance for our church. Easter is a meaningful time of year where we focus on the sacrifice and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Obviously, that alone demands and deserves our worship and giving the Lord our very best.
In addition to this celebration,
Easter 2013 will mark the beginning of OKC Community Church holding weekly public worship services. This is one step in the many steps of planting a new church, but it is an important and very noticeable step. Everyone can see this step…for many this step signals that we’ve actually begun, or that we are actually a “church.” Don’t get me started on what should define the existence of a “church”…but nonetheless, it’s important and many of us have that feeling. We are anxiously awaiting this Easter…this time the feeling is not for a thrill ride or a big event…we feel this way because
God’s people gathering regularly in one of His cities to give Him worship and share His story is...beautiful.
This Easter we plan to share the Gospel. Jesus came and gave his life so that we can receive the fullness of life. The story of the Gospel is about God's love for us. We so easily proclaim his love and act as if we understand it, yet do we…”may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully” (Ephesians 3:18-19).
Our Easter service will take place on March 31, 2013 at 10:30am at the Civic Center Music Hall, in downtown OKC.