Here is a repost of this blogpost just in time for Easter. Pastors, save yourselves the disappointment of the Easter game. Make this Easter about Jesus, not crowds.
One of the questions people love to ask me is “what is your church doing special for Easter?” My response? Nothing. That’s right. Nothing. Ok, that’s not totally true. We do an egg hunt like everyone else and we have some special songs picked out just for Easter. But our service on Easter will be 90% like every other Sunday.
If you keep up with the other churches around your town, you know that is a rare strategy. Today it seems like everyone is going to have “the most amazing Easter ever!” Churches drop eggs from helicopters, have kids “eggstraviganzas,” Easter dramas, and offer the most outrageous prizes to give away. (One church is giving away a cruise this Easter!) As I see what lengths people go to outdo each other or draw the biggest crowd in history on Easter, it only reinforces why I do not necessarily want…
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