Pastor, do you feel a pressure on Easter unlike other Sundays?
It seems there is an internal pressure to:
I feel the pressure. Am I alone?
What if we simply preach that Christ was crucified, buried and rose again?
What if we let the Gospel be the Gospel? What if we let truth prevail and the Holy Spirit be the teacher?
What if we drop the pressure and share the truth that God still loves sinners, that the Cross is still enough and that He is calling people to repentance and restoration?
What if we share the glory of the resurrection, not in a way that brings attention to our creativity in preparing a message, but in His humility and grace on the cross?
What if we decrease so the light of the world might increase?
That’s my aim this Easter. Who’s with me?
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Ron Edmondson serves as the senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, and has an impressive history of church planting and church growth. A nationally known Christian leader, he was raised in a Christian home and active in his home church, First Baptist Church of Clarksville, Tennessee, serving as a lay leader, deacon, Sunday School director, and teacher. After twenty years in business, including time owning an insurance agency and a small manufacturing company, Ron heard God’s call to ministry.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Ron’s strong theological background guides him to teach faithfully from Scripture. Ron identifies himself as a wisdom seeker and a teacher.
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