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I want you to bring it on Easter Weekend. We will offer 14 service options on our four campuses. See these options here. Please attend the campus you attend normally.
Bring People With You
Everywhere you go this week, please invite people to join you at one of our services. Plenty of service options are available so surely you can find one that will match your schedule and one that will suit those attending with you. People will come with you on Easter Weekend. Therefore, invite, invite, and invite more.
Bring Your A-Game For Worship
This day is our Big Day as followers of Jesus Christ. Therefore, when we come to worship on this coming weekend, bring your A-Game . . . your BEST! Don’t be late. Come prepared. Pray. Then, explode in worship with singing, adoration, and praise to God. Engage in the Word of God as it is proclaimed and pray the entire service for you and for others, especially for those without Christ.
Bring Your Financial Offerings
We experienced some incredible weather challenges the past three Sundays. On Time Change Sunday, March 10, we had a major thunderous rain. On March 17, the first Sunday of Spring Break, it was another rainy day. This past Sunday, the second Sunday of Spring Break, we had snow! Many of you have been away . . . so please be faithful in making up your offerings.
*Giving the first one-tenth of your income to the Ministry Budget of our church.
*Fulfilling your commitment made to Greater Things in our 2nd anniversary month.
This past Sunday, Jeana and I completed our commitment, join us in doing so if you can. This three-year endeavor has been incredible!
Therefore, when you come on Easter Weekend, bring your financial offerings.
Finally . . .
I trust I will see you on this Easter Weekend. Let’s make it grand and our greatest in the 143-year history of Cross Church.
Your Pastor and Friend,
Ronnie W. Floyd
My Cross Church family, this Sunday is BIG! On Sunday we kick off Passion Week, an eight-day experience that will highlight events that took place during the final week of Jesus’ life. I want you to take time to review all I have written below, but before you do it, please know that everything leads to the climax of Passion Week: Easter weekend worship!
By the way, whom are you inviting to one of our Easter Weekend services? Please be intentional in the coming days and invite, invite, invite others! As you prepare to attend one of the services offered at the campus you attend regularly, pray for that service and invite others to join you.
As I said earlier, it all starts Sunday, March 24. So what will take place throughout Passion Week?
Palm Sunday, March 24:
On Palm Sunday, we will study “The Lord’s Supper: Remembering the Gospel of Jesus Christ” from Matthew 26:26-30, then we will observe the Lord’s Supper.
Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29:
For five days, Monday through Friday, we will provide a noonday experience for our church members and the community. Each Passion Week luncheon will include a meal, a 10-minute worship experience through singing, followed by a 35-minute biblical message.
Over these five days, we will study the following . . .
Monday, March 25: “The Garden of Gethsemane: Jesus Christ Preparing to Die”
Tuesday, March 26: “The Betrayal of Judas and the Kiss of Death”
Wednesday, March 27: “The Denials of Peter and his Deep Regret”
Thursday, March 28: “The Scourging of Jesus Christ and the Final Hours Before His Death”
Friday, March 29: “The Crucifixion and The Death of Jesus Christ”
I encourage you attend as many of these luncheons as your schedule permits. Each day will be powerful and hold a special message. Purchase Passion Week lunch tickets here.
Also, daily shuttles will run from our Springdale and Fayetteville-Wedington Drive campuses to the Passion Week lunches. Free shuttle reservations can be made by calling 751-4523 (Springdale) or 695-5200 (Fayetteville).
Friday evening, March 29:
On Friday evening the Cross Church Worship Ministry will present “Reflecting on the Death and Burial of Jesus Christ” at our Pinnacle Hills campus. This will be a very solemn, dignified, and serious service that will lead us to remembering the death of Jesus Christ. On this evening, we will have a very powerful worship experience with the Cross Church worship choirs, which will be accompanied by the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. Interweaving in this solemn service, I will lead us to meditate upon the life of Jesus Christ, focusing on the death of Jesus Christ, and then concluding with a talk about the burial of Jesus Christ.
Cross Church, this Friday evening experience will have a very unique climate and feel. We will even request you to not bring applause at any time during the service. We will be there to meditate on the death and burial of Jesus Christ. As we walk out, our hearts will be prepared to worship our Risen King on Easter weekend.
Saturday Night, March 30 and Sunday Morning, March 31:
On Easter weekend, at the 14 worship services across our four campuses, we will study “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ From The Dead” from Matthew 27:62–65; 28:1–15.
Those who walk with us through Passion Week will move from solemnity to celebration. On this coming Easter weekend, our people will have the most dynamic experience they have ever had during the Passion Week. We will see the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ because we have more fully understood the death and burial of Jesus Christ.
Yours for the Great Commission,