Five things you can do now to make EXPERIENCE HOPE, North Shelby’s Holy Week, a church and community changing event.
The first step is obvious. Begin praying daily that EXPERIENCE HOPE will be used to reignite the passion of God’s people for those who have never received the hope that Jesus Christ provides.
Make a list of people who are unchurched that you know and then develop a strategy for inviting them to attend and participate in EXPERIENCE HOPE with you. Look over the schedule for the week and determine which evening would best meet their needs. Plan on inviting them to attend Easter Sunday morning worship with you.
Look over the role of your Sunday morning Bible study class and call at least two people who have not been in the last three months and invite them and encourage them to attend EXPERIENCE HOPE with you.
This week invite young families in your neighborhood to attend the Easter Egg Hunt on April 13, 12 noon until 2 pm for infants through 5th grade. While this event is technically not part of EXPERIENCE HOPE, it provides a great environment to visit and speak with parents about the importance of their families understanding and engaging the true story of Easter.
Each day read a portion of the Easter story from a different account of the Gospel. The Last supper is described in Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-25, Luke 22:7-23. The betrayal is found in John 18:1-13, Luke 22:1-6, Luke 22:47-54, Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-50. The crucifixion is located in Matthew 27:1-54, Mark 15:1-40, Luke 23:1-48, John 19:1-30. The resurrection story can be read in Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20. Reading the same truths from 4 different perspectives can provide a fuller understanding not only of what happened but why.
See you this Sunday as we prepare our hearts to EXPERIENCE HOPE.
Your interim pastor,
Dr. Gary Fenton