CHAPEL SPRINGS CHURCH: Why We Celebrate Easter

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments | News

Mchapelspringseaster300x250any people celebrate Easter with chocolate bunnies and brightly-colored Easter eggs, but those aren’t the reason for Easter. Eggs and bunnies symbolize springtime, and new life—but they’re just the signposts pointing to the actual historical events we celebrate.

What Easter celebrates is the most astounding, earth-shaking, turn-the-world-upside-down event in human history—the fact that Jesus Christ, the son of God, came to live among us as a fully human person. He lived in the Middle East a little over 2,000 years ago. He spent his short adult life as an itinerant teacher. He was executed by soldiers of the Roman Empire. He died and was buried in a tomb. Three days later, he was resurrected from the dead! Jesus’ resurrection has spiritual and practical implications for everyone.

The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus ushered in a whole new paradigm—a possibility for hope, peace, love and joy in the face of even the worst pain and suffering. In Jesus’ new world, even death has lost its power. Through Jesus’ resurrection, God is putting the whole world to rights. Anyone who believes Jesus and decides to follow Him has this new, hope-filled life available to them. Anyone! That’s why Christians shout, “Jesus is risen!” That statement is the cornerstone of the Christian faith. It’s the reason Christians celebrate Easter.

And for the practical side of things, we leave it to scholar NT Wright, who says it best:

Easter . . .  ought to be a time to take something up, some new task or venture, something wholesome and fruitful and outgoing and self-giving. You may be able to do it only for six weeks, just as you may be able to go without beer or tobacco only for the six weeks of Lent. But if you really make a start on it, it might give you a sniff of new possibilities, new hopes, new ventures you never dreamed of. It might bring something of Easter into your innermost life. It might help you wake up in a whole new way. And that’s what Easter is all about.

Easter is a time to pull out all the stops! And that’s what we do at Chapel Springs Church. Everyone is invited to the greatest celebration of the year:

Join us for any of FIVE joyful Easter Celebrations–four in Bristow, one in Stafford.

Friday, March 25, 12 p.m.
Good Friday Service at the Bristow Campus. Child care available for ages 0-2

Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27
FOUR Easter Celebrations at Bristow
Saturday – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

At 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.:

  • SpringTime Kids Ministries for 0 – Pre-K
  • Studio Live! Easter Services for K-6 (at 9:30 & 11 a.m. only)
    (No Life Groups or Bible classes)

Easter Celebration at Stafford, 10:30 a.m.:

  • SpringTime Kids Ministries
  • Action Kids Ministries

Chapel Springs Church has been together as a community of faith for over 75 years. Since their small beginning in a theater in Old Town Manassas back in 1936, they have grown to a multi-campus church offering a variety of opportunities to worship God, grow in faith, connect with others, and serve people here in Northern Virginia.

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