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I'm sure that many of us have calendars or diaries for recording important events and dates. Birthdays, anniversaries, family get togethers, holidays, leaving school, starting a new job, retirement, Christmas and others too. Some of these are more important than others. Birthdays with zeros (40, 60 ...), for some people, have particular importance. But missing from our list can be an event that is the most important event in all of history - Easter.

What is Easter and why is it important? This year, Easter is close to when we move the clocks forward to gain the extra hour of daylight. Easter is a time when families and friends spend time together, taking advantage of the long weekend afforded through two public holidays on Friday and Monday. Easter is a time for giving and receiving chocolate eggs. But is there more? Important as these things are, none of these could be described as the most important event in all of history.

Jesus is the centre of Easter, and that is why Easter is so important. We call it Good Friday, the day on which Jesus died on the cross. We call it Easter Sunday, the day on which Jesus rose back to life again. Jesus died to pay the price for our sins. He rose back to life to give us new life in him. No-one else could have done these things for you, and no-one else needs to do anything more. When we trust in Jesus, our sins are forgiven forever, and the new life in Jesus is forever. All done, finished!

These things are not automatic. The Gospel (sins forgiven and new life in Jesus) is offered to you, but what will you do with the offer? This really matters, and it matters for all eternity.

"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
    — Matthew 7:13-14 (New International Version)

There are two roads. We all start on the broad road. When we trust in Jesus, we change direction and walk on the narrow road. Where are you going to put your feet? 

If you would like to find out more, then you would be very welcome at any of our Church services.  We are also holding a service on Good Friday (29th March) at 10.30am.  Alternatively you can listen to or watch previous sermons, or you can contact us for more information.

If that's not for you just now, we would be delighted to send you a free copy of the Bible (if you live in the local area).  Please ask using our contact form


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Easter (2023)

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New Year (2024)

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