The Season of Lent: You are Loved
Mind. Body. Spirit. These three words are often touted as the three-legged stool to health and happiness. To that end, Leadville Today continues with its Lenten Series, dedicated specifically to that third leg: Spirit.
By Jason Horning, Pastor Cornerstone Church
You are loved. For some of you the Easter week brings memories of joyous Palm Sunday services, somber Good Friday events and exciting Easter morning celebrations. For others of you reading this, Easter means absolutely nothing. You get a strange, confusing mix of colored eggs, sugar for the kids and a dead guy 2000 years ago.
Please allow me to share an ultra-brief explanation of what the Bible tells us about Easter. No matter where you come from, what you look like, what you think and believe, God speaks through His word and through the historical events of Easter one message loud and clear, “You are loved.” We have the ability to love God and actually know God because He loves us first and demonstrated that love most profoundly in the death and resurrection of Jesus which, is what Easter is all about.
Through Easter we find not simply a great teacher or moral example to follow, we find God stepping into humanity to take on Himself the penalty for our sin. Through Easter we discover the solution for the darkness and guilt that haunts many of us. We realize that the solution is not in ignoring sin, or making excuses for it or calling it something it is not. The solution for sin is not good works, the solution is forgiveness. Forgiveness comes through what Jesus did in the events we celebrate and remember during Easter. Jesus died and rose from the dead for you. Easter is God saying to you that you are loved, you are valuable, and that He desires you to live in relationship with Him.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and have a wonderful Easter! If you have any question about Easter that you would like to talk through please feel free to contact me.
Pastor Jason, Cornerstone Church, 720-629-3129, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cornerstone Church has two churchs in Buena Vista and Leadville which is located across from the Sixth Steet Gym, located at 117 E. 6th Street. Cornerstone Church’s Lent and Easter Services are as follows:
- Sunday, Apr. 9 – Palm Sunday Service at 9 a.m.
- Tuesday, Apr. 11 – Seder Meal at 5:30 p.m.
- Friday, Apr. 14 – Good Friday Service at 6 p.m.
- Sunday, Apr. 16 Easter Service at 9 a.m.