This week we begin the most important week in the life of the Church, Holy Week. The week is marked by Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ends with Him triumphing over sin and death on the cross. This week should be more to us than Christmas! Perhaps we could start thinking of it this way?
To that end, this Easter we will take a little different approach in our sermon series. We will continue in our series on Revelation and use chapter 4 as our text to see Jesus as He really is right now, exalted and on the throne of heaven ruling and reigning over His Church and His World.
This Easter, I want to challenge you and myself to take the Bible’s encouragement to see beyond the surface of this physical world – to go beyond what we can see to what is unseen. Let us “look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18 ESV) “For we walk by faith, not by sight! (2 Cor. 5:7). Why do we need to do this at Easter time? Because there is a reality that awaits us that is unseen. It’s called heaven. That is where Jesus is. That is where home is. That is the Promised Land for which we are bound. That is the ultimate reality of realities. There will be a new heaven and a new earth and Jesus will be the visible presence of that place. He will be there on a throne radiating beauty and joy and happiness unlike anything we have ever know.
Therefore, this Easter, let’s prepare for that! Let’s worship our risen Savior who is now on a throne because He sat down at His Father’s right hand and has declared it to be finished. Is that not worthy of our all praise?!
Crown Him with many crowns
The Lamb upon His throne
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own
Awake my soul and sing
Of Him who died for me
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity
See you Sunday!
Your friend and pastor,