April 10, 2017

Jesus is alive, and in a few days, we’ll celebrate his victory! Easter is an occasion to celebrate the resurrection and victory of Jesus Christ over Satan, sin, and death while also seeing lost sheep return home and lost people meet Jesus. 

Here are a few things we can all do to get ready for Easter Weekend 2017:

1. Good Friday is on Friday, April 14. 

Before Jesus rose on a Sunday, he died on a Friday. Easter weekend begins with an opportunity to reflect on God’s death in our place. Good Friday is a time of worship that leads to a deeper appreciation of Sunday’s good news. I will give a message on Good Friday in a combined service (7:00 pm) with Cherrydale Baptist Church, 3910 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, 22207. Join us.  Find details HERE.

2. Easter is on Sunday, April 16.
Portico Church Arlington will meet for worship at our normal time (10:30 am) at H-B Woodlawn, 4100 N Vacation Ln, Arlington, Virginia 22207.

3. Ask others (extend the invitation).
Easter is one of the few times each year when people will go to church with you—if they’re invited. Take a chance, invite someone and see what the Holy Spirit does. This is a huge evangelistic opportunity, and we all have people in our lives that need to meet Jesus.

4. Ask God (Pray).
Ask God to make much of himself! Ask God to remove obstacles that may hinder people from coming with you. Ask God to give you courage as you invite others to come with you.

5. Get baptized! 
Baptisms are a regular part of our worship services throughout the year. Our next baptism service is on Sunday, April 30 (two weeks after Easter). If you’re a new Christian or a Christian who has never been baptized click HERE to sign up!

6. Get excited and praise God for what He has done!  
Jesus is risen and we're going to celebrate! Jesus lived perfectly, died sacrificially, and rose triumphantly, conquering Satan, sin, and death. “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law,” the Bible says. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:56–57).

Join me in getting ready for all that's taking place. See you soon!
Lead Pastor, Jason Conner