Elder Florence M. Johnson
The REAL Celebration!
Many people celebrate the Easter holiday with Easter egg hunts, baskets of candy and tales of the Easter bunny for their children, but that is not what this holiday is about.
Whether we call it Easter or Resurrection Sunday, we have a real and amazing event to celebrate: the sacrificial death and miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ, Son of God and Savior of mankind! On Palm Sunday we celebrate the entry of Jesus to Jerusalem, where people placed palm branches on the road to offer Him a king’s welcome. Towards the end of the week we celebrate Good Friday, representing the day Jesus died on the cross, sacrificing Himself for our sins and giving us all access to God’s forgiveness. The following Sunday we celebrate Christ’s resurrection, when God raised Jesus from the dead! His death and resurrection illustrates God’s promise to us who believe in Him, that we too will escape death’s sting and enjoy everlasting life (1 Corinthians 15:50-58).
The bible offers historical accounts of this event in Matthew chapters 27-28, Luke chapters 23-24, and John chapters 18-20. Try using a New King James (NKJV) or other bible version with contemporary language so that the scriptures are easy to read and, if you don’t have a church home, now is the perfect time to find one. At church we can all more fully understand the Bible and all about God. You are always welcome to join us here at the FLAVA Church.
Resurrection Sunday is so much more than dyed eggs and chocolate candy. Through Jesus Christ, we too can be saved and enjoy everlasting life. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!
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Our personal invitation for you:
Salvation is so important. So is finding a good church home where we can grow and blossom in the knowledge of God.
We welcome you to our church home. The FLAVA Church (First Love Alive Victory Army) offers a loving atmosphere where you can gain spiritual, educational, and practical tools for total salvation of the mind, body, soul, and spirit. We offer a supportive community with opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. Dress is always casual, just come as you are. Sunday Service is at 9:00 a.m.
3815 Falstone Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23234
Elder Johnson's testimonial story, An Atheist's Pain, was featured on the international Christian television program,
The 700 Club!
Her experiences led her to write the amazing book:
This is a must-read for anyone who ever wonders
if the supernatural is real!
To Schedule Book Signings and other Events, click HERE.
*God Bless You*