by: Andy Lawrenson
That very first Easter Sunday, the disciples were all huddled in a house together in fear, with lots of questions, wondering what is going to happen.
That first Easter Sunday was celebrated in a house, not in a church building.
Does this sound familiar? Here we sit in our homes, many are in fear, we have lots of questions, we are all wondering about the future.
We get to celebrate Easter Sunday just like the disciples did that very first Sunday.
Some ideas to celebrate Easter Sunday at home:
Put on your Easter best. Most of us are used to dressing up a bit for Easter Sunday worship. Why not get dressed in your Sunday best and take a family Easter photo together. You can use the timer on your cell phone to snap the pic or ask a neighbor while keeping social distance, to take the picture outside, and text it to you.
Turn on the worship. Nags Head Church’s Easter Service will be streaming in four locations:
Our website, Facebook page, and Youtube channel. You can watch at 9 am or go back later in the day and watch, especially if you have found yourselves sleeping in on Sundays now.
Sing along. The band will be leading us in worshiping in song. Go ahead and turn that tv up and sing loud. You can worship in song anywhere and anytime. You don’t have to wait to be in a church building.
Take notes. Listen carefully to the message together and take notes. Pastor Rick is going to bring an Easter message like you have never experienced sitting in the four walls of a church building. Break open that Bible and follow along.
Ask Questions. When the service is over, you could discuss the message you just heard. Knowing you will be talking together will help you to engage in the message. Discussing the message together will help deepen your understanding of the message.
Apply what you hear. After your discussion time, you might want to think about and share together how you will apply the message you heard. Application is like setting goals by answering the questions, How? When? Who? You can also ask someone to hold you accountable.
Eat! For us, Easter Sunday lunch is always a big deal. Plan on using the fancy china or the paper plates, whichever you are used to using. Fix that big meal and enjoy it together. If you are alone, you could FaceTime or us an app that can connect you with other family members and eat Easter dinner “together.”
Celebrate with family traditions. What is it your family usually does every Easter Sunday afternoon? Nap? Easter egg hunt? Fill up on Easter candy? Watch the movie The Passion of the Christ.
Most importantly, take time this Sunday to recognize that you have a risen Savior. Jesus conquered death, sin, and hell. He can conquer any trial in your life. Celebrate your salvation!
Join us Sunday morning at 9 am here on our website or on Facebook or Youtube. Let’s celebrate our risen Savior together!