“PASTOR PAUL’S PARAGRAPHS”
Dear Members and Friends of Sweetwater Baptist Church:
This month we will celebrate the greatest day in Christendom – Easter. It is such a special day in the life of every church congregation. Our Easter celebration will be on Sunday, April 21st. Our Sunrise Service will be at 6:45 am in the church cemetery followed by a delicious fellowship breakfast. Please, don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the Sunrise Service will be moved into the sanctuary. Sunday School will be at 9:30 am followed by our morning worship service at 10:30 am. There will be no afternoon activities or evening worship service to give everyone an opportunity to spend the rest of the day with their families. I hope you will make plans to be a part of this exciting morning at Sweetwater.
Easter is a time to reflect on the Lordship of Christ. The cross reminds us that Jesus is Savior and the empty tomb reminds us that Jesus is Lord. His Lordship reveals the following:
1. His AUTHORITY – Jesus said in Revelation 1:18, “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”
Keys represent authority, and Jesus possesses the keys to death and the grave.
2. His VICTORY – Jesus has defeated Satan through the resurrection. Hebrews 2:14
states, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself
likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the
power of death, that is, the devil.” First Corinthians 15:57 also reminds us, “But
thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
3. His MAJESTY – The tomb reveals that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords
(Revelation 19:16). First Timothy 6:15 states, “. . . He is the blessed and only
Sovereign, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords.” (HCSB)
This Easter season, surrender yourself to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
“He is Lord, He is Lord!
He is risen from the dead and he is Lord!
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess
That Jesus Christ is Lord.”
It is a joy and a privilege to serve you!
With a Pastor’s Love,