I love Easter Sunday. It is my favorite Sunday of the year. I look forward to worshipping Christ with you tomorrow. I want to remind you that you only have 1 last day to make an invite. Do all you can to bring someone tomorrow. I promise to do my best to show the beauty of the Resurrection and the power of the Gospel to all those you bring.
I work on learning and reviewing my sermon on Saturday mornings. I take the afternoon off, and then do a final review on Saturday night. As I've been reviewing this morning, I've been imagining people who will be sitting in the auditorium tomorrow who need to embrace and trust Christ. I pray that God will do amazing things in people's hearts tomorrow! Please pray for that with me. Maybe gather your family tonight or tomorrow morning to pray for the salvation of people tomorrow – particularly those you are inviting and bringing!
Also, could you pray for an interview I have tomorrow morning with a TV station? It will be my "sermon" between my sermons. It will be shorter than my sermon; it will be unplanned; and it will be seen by more people. I like planning what I say, but I don't know the questions that might be asked. Pray that I express the beauty and power of the Gospel very clearly.
I've learned a bit about TV and newspaper interviews and my biggest lesson is this – I have no editing power – so I always want to use the name of Jesus in every sentence. My goal is this: if they edit out Jesus, the interview will make no sense. That is how I figure that I've done a pretty good job.
Three services – don't be late!! 8:30 / 10:00 / 11:30