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Encountering Christ this Easter

'For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.' - 1 Corinthians 1:18

We are Easter Leaders.

We always have been but now more than ever.

As Easter Leaders we know we encounter our risen Jesus in 'the word of the cross' (1 Corinthians 1:18).

In a profound mystery, Jesus meets us in the message of the cross. We encounter the Crucified and Risen Christ when we proclaim Christ Crucified. As leaders it’s crucial in the days, weeks and months ahead to be pointing our people to Jesus and his death and resurrection, from the Scriptures.

As Easter Leaders we know our lives and ministries with Jesus take on the shape and character of the 'word of the cross'.

As we live and speak out the 'word of the cross' the shape of our lives and ministries will always carry the stigma of the cross.

Our ministries and activities in the days ahead may look, weak, fragile, foolish and plain, but we know, in the goodness of God, that he is at work.

As Easter Leaders, we know the Spirit of Jesus leads us to creatively apply the 'word of the cross' to ever-changing contexts.

I’m grateful to look over the shoulder of Paul and see his agility, adaptability and creativity as he seeks to communicate the gospel to different people groups, in different locations, in different strata of the Roman empire.

Now more than ever we need the Spirit of Jesus to lead us to apply the gospel in a radically changing New Zealand.

Please join us in praying tomorrow, as we will be throughout the day. More details below. 

As we lead into Easter, thank you.

Thank you for being Easter Leaders to the people you shepherd. Thank you for the incredible work that has gone into leading, shepherding and serving over the last three weeks. In the midst of Easter ministry, may you know God's good hand replenishing you and your family.  



 

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