Trinity United Methodist Charge
Monday, April 22, 2019

Message from Pastor Sam

“Easter People”

And we saw it, saw it all, everything he did in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem where they killed him, hung him from a cross. But in three days God had him up, alive, and out where he could be seen.  (Acts 10: 39- 40 The Message)

Easter Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

        Jesus has been seen; he was victorious over death and is alive. This is all our hope as “Easter People”. A people whose faith hinges on the Empty Tomb and the fact that the crucified Lord is alive. In the above passage, Peter is sharing with Cornelius that indeed Jesus was alive for he had been seen by many, not everyone but several. 

     We are an “Easter People”, a people whose faith depends upon the fact of the empty tomb and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus. There are those who still question things about Christ, but we cannot question the validity of the resurrection as a historical fact according to God’s Holy Word. Jesus had victory over hell, death and the grave and our belief upon these facts makes us an “Easter People”.

    Life as a Pastor can be invigorating, yet, at the same time tiring.  Someone once asked where my excitement came from. It comes from realizing that Jesus died for me and for you. Even on my most exhausting day, I still find great excitement and enthusiasm in knowing that Jesus died for me and he lives for me, but not only me but all the world as well.

     I invite you as you read this letter, to think about “Easter People” and to offer God praise for giving his Son that you may have life. As you make the Easter journey and joy in the glory of the resurrection, know that you are in our prayers. I ask, as well, that you remember your Church and Pastor in Prayer as we pray for you. I also ask that you remember to support your Church with your Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and your Witness. Let us the “Easter People” share with the world the gift of love that was enunciated by the news that the Tomb is Empty.

Jesus Lives!

 

Have a joyous Easter

 

Pastor Sam

 

 

April 2019