From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


The Story of Easter

by Pastor Mike Winfree on April 7, 2014
Dear Church Family,
        The story of Easter begins in a candle-lit room somewhere in Jerusalem.  Jesus and His disciples are celebrating Passover.  They are remembering the night their ancestors, the Israelites, escaped death and slavery by smearing lambs’ blood on their doorposts.  Jesus is well aware that He is about to become the final Passover lamb.  Jesus goes to the garden to pray, the guards take Him, He is crucified on an old rugged cross, buried in a borrowed tomb.  As Easter morning dawns, an empty grave reveals a dazzling triumph.  Praise God!  Jesus is not there!  He’s alive!  The blood of the final Passover Lamb has done its work.  The price for sin has been paid.  Death has been defeated.  Salvation has been made available to all that will believe.
People from every walk of life need to hear this story, this truth.  Would you invite people to come with you to our Easter Sunrise Service and our morning Worship Service?  Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and associates to the greatest day in church life...Easter.
Friend, God is working at Oakland and I believe the greatest days are still ahead.  Let’s set our sails and catch the wind of the Holy Spirit.  I’ll see you Sunday with a word from the Word.

Serving the Savior,
Pastor Mike