Worship outdoors on Resurrection Sunday
Last updated 4/8/2020 at 5:55pm
By John Bornschein
With every passing hour, people are glued to their phones and televisions just hoping and praying for a glimmer of good news. Many people are desperately longing for a deep sigh of relief, desirous that life as we knew it would return with joyous celebration. However, we must understand that in ancient times, Israel desired to return to Egypt where they were under tyranny, corruption, polytheism and oppression as slaves. God had freed them and they were to move forward, in obedience, toward the promised land. Likewise, for us, God has changed everything almost overnight. In this season of the Passover and the Resurrection, we have witnessed firsthand God’s relentless assault on the gods of this world, just as He did in Egypt, over 3,400 years ago. Although our flesh desires stability, safety and security, or even the illusion of it, we know that as Christians, that is not what we signed up for. We were commanded to “endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” and to not get entangled in the things of this world, according to 2 Timothy 2:1-13. We are citizens of another kingdom (Philippians 3:20-21). Therefore, we do not lay up treasures on this earth where moth and rust destroy or thieves steal (Matthew 6:19-21). Rather, we take up our cross and follow Jesus (Matthew 16:24-26) and stand victorious with Him when He returns.
So, what must we do in this hour of testing and tribulation? We worship and we worship without reservation like Paul and Silas did in Philippi while they were imprisoned (Acts 16:25). We celebrate the risen Savior who has made us more than conquerors in Him (Romans 8:37)! May our prayers be powerful and unhindered. May our worship be loud and reverent and may our preaching be bold and courageous for the gospel of Jesus Christ!
I invite you to join us for an outdoor worship celebration.
On Resurrection Sunday, April 12, Calvary Fellowship Fountain Valley church is hosting a Sunrise, Drive-In Worship at 8 a.m. on the church grounds (4945 Cable Lane, Colorado Springs, 80911). We will park cars across the parking lots and into the fields, if need be. Then praise and worship with a gospel message will go out from a small stage and a transmitter. You will be prompted to tune your radio to a specific channel to hear the message and to roll down your windows so you can join us in praise. This will be a moment we will never forget! Let’s unite together as one (Romans 15:6) for such a time as this!
To learn more, visit http://www.CalvaryFountain.com
John Bornschein, Th.D.
Senior Pastor, Calvary Fellowship Fountain Valley