I hope you had a great Easter. We did. Our church was packed full on Easter. We had a great turnout and an amazing service. Our band did some incredible music to kick off our new series Doors. They did “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” GNR style, “Something Corporate” an original by TheHungr, “Mighty to Save” by Hillsong, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” by U2 and “Drifter” by DecembeRadio.
The message was a lot of fun to give. I popped out of a door on the stage to kick it off, talked about someone walking in on my while trying to pee, showed a video of me trying to make a door from a tree, and painted blood on the door on the stage. It was a blast to share this amazing story of 2 Doors from the Bible in a new and creative way. The response was also great. I hope to get the video of the message posted online soon.
Sometimes Easter is a day that is held so sacred that we think we have to resort to tradition to tell the gospel. We decorate with lilies and dust off old songs that are never played. Jesus rose from the dead, but many songs that I’ve heard should remain buried.
What Easter represents is sacred, but I really celebrate it year round. I live my life for Christ because he gave his life for me. So to me, Easter represents an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to share the most amazing message ever with people who may not know God. Therefore, it should be shared in the most compelling and creative way. I think that many of the people who come have heard the the Resurrection Story so many times before. They know what’s going to happen and disconnect. When it comes to opportunities like this, I try to think outside the box!