This is a record of the manner we spent our Easter Sunday as a family.
Tim preached during Sunrise Service at Cornerstone Church with the following verses as his reference:
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. ~ 1 John 3:16-18.
Preparation. After coming back from the Sunrise Service I cleaned the house and prepared part of our luncheon with our friends, the Lippuners. Tim, Shannon and Brahms went back to help in the second regular service and Sunday school. Our menu included ham, potatoes, Caesar salad, green beans with bacon, Jell-O salad, herbed rolls, and carrot cake. I actually did not do much of the cooking since Shannon made the rolls and carrot cake while Sue made the the rest except for the ham. Everything was very delicious.
The two families - Lewises and Lippuners (including Nick, Ueli's dad) ate together again as we always did in the previous Easter Sundays. We ate like a big family as we listened to our friends who just came back from a week-long mission trip to San Francisco. It was very interesting and educating to hear about their experiences.
Filipino Church. A few weeks ago we saw a sign on East Bidwell Avenue for a Filipino church that meets at the Folsom Lake College. Tim and I went to visit the church after the Lippuners had left. It was a very pleasant experience. It reminded us of the good old days when we lived in the bay area. This church is a newly planted church. The people who go there do not even know each other very well. However, it does not matter because every Sunday they spend more time visiting than sitting down listening to their pastor preach. Soon they will be like family.
He is Risen Indeed!!! We believe in Jesus Christ our Savior. He came to live among us and then died as the perfect sacrifice for our sins so that we could be reconciled to God. On the third day he arose. He has conquered death. He has risen! The bible says that "whosoever believes in Jesus Christ will have eternal life." He gave up His own life so that He could offer Life for you and for me. Do you believe in Him? Do you accept his offer of Life or do you choose death.