He is risen! He is risen indeed! Easter is a joyous day for Christians as we have opportunity to highlight on this great event in history. This time of year gives us occasion to reflect upon the crucifixion, death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, and how these events have reconciled us perfectly and forevermore to God. The great reformer, John Calvin, articulated it this way:
"Although in his death we have an effectual completion of salvation, because by it we are reconciled to God, satisfaction is given to his justice, the curse is removed, and the penalty paid; still it is not by his death, but by his resurrection, that we are said to be begotten again to a living hope (1 Pet. 1:3); because, as he, by rising again, became victorious over death, so the victory of our faith consists only in his resurrection. The nature of it is better expressed in the words of Paul, “Who (Christ) was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification,” (Rom. 4:25); as if he had said, By his death sin was taken away, by his resurrection righteousness was renewed and restored." - Institutes, II.16.13.
As we prepare to celebrate the events that lie at the heart of the Christian faith, we invite you, your family, and friends, to join us for our Easter week services at Christ Reformed Church.
Maundy Thursday, April 2
The Old Testament Lesson: Deuteronomy 8:1–16
The New Testament Lesson: Luke 22:7–37
Sermon: “Jesus, Our Prophet”
Good Friday, April 3
The Old Testament Lesson: Exodus 12:1–14
Psalter Lesson: Psalm 22:1–26
The New Testament Lesson: Luke 23:13–47
Sermon: “Jesus, Our Priest”
Easter Sunday, April 5
The Old Testament Lesson: Job 19:23–29
The New Testament Lesson: Luke 24:1–36
Sermon title: “Jesus, Our King”