Our purpose at Plainfield Christian Church is loving all people to New Life in Christ. There is no greater joy than witnessing this transformation in the people around us when they make the decision to be baptized! Recently, several people shared what this new life has meant, what difference it makes, and how God has been working in and through them. Below are the stories from Justin, Danielle, Ren, Chad, and Michelle, as well as a few compilations of stories.
What is it about spring holidays that are so much fun? Is it the flowers with their beautiful colors…the warm sun…the changing seasons? It’s a breath of fresh air.
Easter is an important spring holiday to celebrate with kids. Easter eggs, jelly beans, and even spring gifts from a bunny can be entertaining. There are so many ways to have all this fun while teaching any kid in your life about Jesus. It may seem scary or uncertain to tell a child about someone dying; especially if that someone is supposed to be their best friend.
However, this is the good news! God let Jesus take the punishment for our sin by dying on the cross and then brought Jesus back to life! So as we get ready for Easter, let’s think about preparing our hearts for celebrating Jesus. Let’s make sure that the kids in our lives know that Easter is so much bigger than the season of spring, colorful Easter eggs, and baskets of candy. Focus on Jesus being alive—not just three days after His death—but the fact that He is alive today.
Last week, out of the blue, my son asked me two big questions that sent me scrambling: “Why did people fly planes full of people into buildings on September 11?” and “Is the hurricane Florence going to kill people this week?”
At least he gave me a day or two to recover between interrogations!
He is being exposed to—and attempting to cope with—information with which all of us are all too aware: we live in a world in which it’s difficult to make sense of sin and its effects. My job is to help him think about and respond to the effects of sin that he’s going to witness in a distinctly Christian way.