I trust this Passion Week Experience has made a lasting impression on you. The suffering and love of the Savior is indeed irresistible and moving. I am reminded of the words of Jesus in John 12:32, "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself." Christ endured great suffering and voluntarily gave His life on the cross to pay the price for your sin and mine. Such love should compel us to take a closer look at our own lives, purpose, and passion.

Passion Week culminates with the angelic announcement from the empty tomb – "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here but is risen...." For nearly two thousand years Christians around the world have continued to proclaim this same testimony – Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! It is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ that sets Christianity apart from all other religions and faiths. We serve a risen Savior who conquered sin and death so that you and I might have life everlasting.

I’d love for you to join me for online worship this weekend as we live-stream services from Second Baptist Church in Houston — for what promises to be an unforgettable Easter celebration.