From Your Pastor

April 04, 2021

Dear Grace Family and Friends,

Happy Resurrection Sunday! We all love Christmas and rightly so. Without Christmas, there’d be no Savior. Yet Jesus’ birth isn’t what facilitates forgiveness. His death, burial and resurrection give us hope. He understood our desperate need. It’s universal. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23. Our sin separates us from God forever. His holiness cannot tolerate our sinfulness. So God sent His Son to become our sin and pay its penalty, which was His death. Why would He do such a thing? The only possible answer is love. He loves us more than we can fully comprehend. That love made any sacrifice worthwhile, including death. But death is not the ultimate; life is! Jesus proved that in the resurrection. Having lain in that borrowed tomb for 3 days, He conquered death and arose from the grave victorious. That enables Him to offer life to all who will accept by faith that He is the Savior, and the only hope of sinful man. It’s that simple. As we “confess with our mouths the Lord Jesus and believe in our hearts God raised Him from the dead, we shall be saved;” Romans 10:9. Having believed, that same resurrection power now lives in us. Does that describe you? If so, you have every reason to celebrate. And not just at Easter. We should celebrate the never ending life we enjoy in Jesus Christ every single day. Doing so will make us contagious Christians who draw others to our glorious Savior. If that doesn’t describe you, this would be a great day to make that commitment. Nothing more is required. But nothing less will do. I love you all and look forward to our time together. May God richly bless you all!

Pastor Bill