Friday, March 25, 2016

It’s Friday…But Sunday’s Coming

Many of you have heard, or at least heard about, the sermon called, "It's Friday, but Sunday's Coming." It's taken from a story by sociologist Tony Campolo, about a sermon his preaching mentor delivered. It goes something like this...
"It's Friday. Jesus has been arrested in the garden where he is praying. But Sunday's coming.

It's Friday. The disciples have all abandoned their master. Peter denies that he knows the Lord.

But Sunday's coming.

It's Friday. Jesus is beaten, mocked and ridiculed by the Roman soldiers.

But Sunday's coming."

And on it goes: "It's Friday. Jesus is in the tomb. Heaven is silent. Satan is laughing because he thinks he's won.

But Sunday's coming."
It was one of the best sermons I have heard. Now hear this:
For some of you, it feels like it has been Friday for a long time. You've lost loved ones, lost jobs, lost your health, lost the dream you held so dear. You've failed, and then failed again. I want you to remember this ... it's only Friday. Sunday's coming!
The angel said to the women on Easter morning: "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " Then they remembered his words. (Luke 24:5-8)
It may be Friday today, it may have felt like Friday for a long time -- but Sunday's coming.
And oh what a Sunday it is going to be at Beach Schmidt Performing Arts Center as we celebrate the greatest event in human history, Christ’s resurrection!
Invite a friend, neighbor, co-worker and relative to join you on the Fort Hays Campus this Sunday at 9am or 11am.
Your pastor and partner in the journey toward Easter,

Invite a friend, relative, neighbor and co-worker to “Come Celebrate Easter”.

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