Easter is the pinnacle of the Christian calendar and the centre-piece of our faith. It is a time where we mark and remember the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We remember the death of Jesus on Good Friday. Jesus died a brutal death by crucifixion, and he did so in our place for our sins. The sufferings of Jesus were great – physically, emotionally and spiritually – and they were undeserved for he had lived a perfect life. The Bible tells us though that Jesus death was just, because he was taking the punishment that sin deserves – not his own sin but ours! – “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
This year our Good Friday service will be at 6pm at Luther King House in Fallowfield, and we will come together from all of our sites to reflect on the death of Jesus for us. There will be a short talk, a time of worship and we will break bread together.
On Easter Sunday we turn our attention to Jesus’ resurrection. It has rightly been said that the day that Jesus rose again is the greatest day in history. It is the day that hope won, death was defeated and God’s new creation broke into the world. The resurrection changes everything! – “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” (1 Corinthians 15:17)
We will have three Easter Sunday celebration services that will start at 10:30am. One of these will be at Ladybarn Community Centre, one will be at Luther King House in Fallowfield and the other will be at St James Social Club in Gorton.
Whether you regularly attend CCM or not, we would love to invite you to join us for one of the highlights of the year.