Easter at Faith

Welcome. If you are looking for a place to celebrate Easter Sunday, I warmly welcome you to join us at Faith Community Church. Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday, is a time to celebrate Jesus’ victory over death through His resurrection from the grave. Having overcome death itself, He is able to offer life eternal to all who will come to Him by faith. I hope you will join us for this special day. 

~ Pastor Steve Jackson

What is Easter?

For Christians, Easter is the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Having died in our place on the cross (Romans 5:8), Jesus rose from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:4), overcoming death once and for all (1 Corinthians 15:54-55). He now offers life to all who place their faith in Him (John 20:31).

The resurrection of Jesus Christ was the first step in God making all things new. The moment Jesus walked out of the empty tomb, death had been defeated. He offers to make anyone who believes in Him into a new creation as well (2 Corinthians 5:17). Once we have been made into a new creation in Christ, we now have confidence that we, like Jesus, will also be raised from the dead one day to live with Him forever (Romans 6:4-5). We, as Christians, believe this is worth celebrating!

Why do Christians Celebrate Easter?

Why is Easter Important?

Christians consider the resurrection of Jesus Christ to be the most foundational of doctrinal truths. The Apostle Paul said, “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:14). If Jesus was not raised from the dead, then God is a liar (1 Corinthians 15:15), we are still dead in our sins (1 Corinthians 15:17), and we of all people are most to be pitied (1 Corinthians 15:19).  Our entire faith is built upon a Risen Savior, Jesus Christ, who has conquered sin and death and will one day return for us so that we might be with Him forever. On Easter Sunday, Christians boldly declare that we believe Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstborn of those who have fallen asleep.

All Christians celebrate Easter Sunday. It is the most joyous Sunday of the calendar year and often the most attended Sunday morning of the year.

Who Celebrates Easter?

What is Resurrection Sunday?

Resurrection Sunday is simply another name for Easter Sunday. Because the term, “Easter,” is often associated with secular traditions such as egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and colored eggs, many Christians prefer to refer to this day as Resurrection Sunday.

The first people to witness the resurrection of Jesus Christ did so as they arrived early in the morning at his empty tomb. We invite you to join us early that morning (6:30am, weather permitting) as we welcome Resurrection Sunday with a special outside sunrise service. There is no better way to begin this special day than to praise His name!

What is Sunrise Service?

If you will be joining us in-person as a first-time visitor, please stop by our Welcome Center in the Foyer so that we can greet you and provide any assistance you may need. We are eager to serve you!