With Easter around the corner, let’s think about who we will invite to church on Easter morning and look for ways to begin gospel conversations. Certainly, many people are more likely to attend church on Easter than at any other time of the year. If we really believe the message of the resurrection, then we ought to be like the early followers of Jesus who couldn’t keep quiet about Jesus.
In fact, Peter and John were boldly preaching about the resurrection of Jesus. Their message troubled the Jewish leaders who had Peter and John arrested and brought before the Sanhedrin. Peter and John were warned to quit telling others about Jesus. The two men responded, “For we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20). What about us? Can we not stop speaking about Jesus?
Let’s pray about this opportunity for evangelism and look for ways to tell others about the good news of the gospel. Let’s pray for friends and neighbors that we’ll invite to church and that we’ll strive to tell about the the good news of Jesus. Let’s pray for God to open the eyes of those who don’t know Jesus that they might see and believe (2 Cor. 4:4). Our celebration of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus is about much more than egg hunts, Easter dresses, and family meals. Let’s truly celebrate the truth of the resurrection by telling others the good news that He is risen! What message is needed more?
Let’s make prayer and sharing the gospel central to our celebration of Christ’s resurrection. Pray for those who don’t know Christ. Pray for boldness in sharing the gospel. Pray that your church’s worship service will be faithful to the Word and that the gospel will be preached clearly. Pray that those who don’t know Jesus will see and believe. After all, isn’t this what the resurrection of Jesus is all about–that in Christ dead men and women can live!