March 22, 2018

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:

1. Good Friday is on Friday, March 30 
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. Join us for a combined service (7:00 pm) with Cherrydale Baptist Church, 3910 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, 22207.  Find details HERE

2. Easter is on Sunday, April 1  
Portico Church Arlington will meet for a combined worship service (both campuses) at our normal time (10:30 am) at HB 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 29 (four weeks after Easter). If you’re a new Christian or a Christian who has never been baptized click HERE to sign up!

6. Invite a friend to attend Open to Talk: Exploring the Person and Works of Jesus

Open to Talk provides a warm and open space to discuss the big questions of life, and to explore the person at the heart of Christianity—Jesus Christ. It is designed for those who don't identify with the Christian faith and are open to learning more. Click HERE to learn more and sign up!

7. 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!