Dear Watermark Church family,
“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen.Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” Luke 24:1-7
The validity of Christianity is centered on one main truth and one main event – the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. If He did not rise from the dead, then Christianity is a hoax. If He did not rise from the dead, then there is no path for us to experience God’s forgiveness through Jesus. If He did not rise, then those who follow Jesus today are deceived and most to be pitied!
But He DID rise! He is alive. The tomb was empty! Jesus now reigns as King in the hearts of those who put their faith in Him! The gospel message, which is the reality of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, is God’s plan to forgive our sins and reconcile each of us with God. As we trust in Jesus to be the sacrifice for our sin, our heavenly Father restores the loving relationship He desires to have with all who believe by faith.
You can be forgiven!! How can it be?...
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” John 3:16,17
This Easter, rejoice in the Risen King. Rejoice in your forgiveness. Rejoice that you can walk in fellowship with God! Rejoice that your eternity with God is set! For “He is not here, but He has risen.” Join us this Sunday, as we celebrate together the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world.
Easter is this Sunday! Here are a few volunteer opportunities for Easter Sunday:
1. PRAY for many new visitors to join us on Easter Sunday, and that they would find forgiveness and new life in Jesus.
2. Invite your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers. Invitation cards are available on Sunday morning for our Easter service on April 21 at 10:30 AM.
3. Please bring a plate of cookies or breads/pastries by 10:00 AM on Easter morning for the refreshment table for our visitors to enjoy.
4. Enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt after the morning worship service. The Easter Egg Hunt is for children from age Preschool thru 6th grade. Come and watch the fun!
Youth Group – April schedule
On Sunday, April 28th, we are going to have all students meet at 6:30 PM at the church for a large group study. Then at 7:30 PM we will be having a Youth Group Meeting that we would like to have all parents and students attend.
Here are the remaining Youth Group dates:
Sun. 28th @ 6:30 PM All - Bible Study, 7:30 PM - Meeting
Sun, 5th @ 5:30 HS/ 6:30 JH - Bible Study
Sat. 18th or 26th - Canoeing
Sun. 19th @ 5:30 HS/ 6:30 JH - Bible Study
Sun. 9th – Cookout
Baptism Coming! We are planning to have a baptism soon. Fill out the connection card this Sunday if you would like to be baptized.
The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is held every Friday at 7:00 AM at the Waffle House at the Monroe Outlets / SR 63 & I-75. Join with the men of Watermark Church for an encouraging time of fellowship!
A Women’s Bible Study is being taught by Claudia Shrive on Sunday mornings at 9:30AM at the church.
A Prophecy and World Events class is being offered at 9:30 AM Sundays, taught by Pastor Ron.
Life Group: The Gibson’s and Settimos’ Life Group bible study is meeting every other Friday at 7:00 PM at the Settimo’s home. They will be looking at what the Bible has to say about current events. Contact Paul or Nathan for more info.
Together Celebrating Jesus as our Risen King,