Welcome to Shiloh Baptist of Monroe
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20-21
During the month of April we will focus on the event New Testament scholar N.T. Wright staunchly suggests that without it, there would be no Christian faith. The event of Jesus’ death on the cross has in many ways been watered down to a simplistic theological statement that most Christians profess: “Jesus died for me, so I can go to heaven.” Although this thought possesses a deep element of truth, it doesn’t capture the essence of how the early church saw it. N.T. Wright reminds us of this in his book The Day the Revolution Began: Recapturing the meaning of Jesus’ Crucifixion by stating, “The New Testament insists, in book after book, that when Jesus of Nazareth died on the cross, something happened as a result of which the world is a different place. And the early Christians insisted that when people are caught up in the meaning of the cross, they become part of this difference…You wouldn’t guess this from the way many Christians and many churches have sometimes behaved. But it’s what the first Christians thought, said, and taught. Jesus’ crucifixion was the day the revolution began. In particular, they seem to have interpreted Jesus’ crucifixion within a much bigger – and perhaps more dangerous – story than the simple question of whether people go to “heaven” or “hell.” That question, in fact – to the astonishment of many people – is not what the New Testament is about. The New Testament, with the story of Jesus’ crucifixion at its center, is about God’s kingdom coming on earth as in heaven. [This single event] launched a revolution that continues to this day.”
We hope you join us for this series. And please be sure to worship with us on Easter Sunday, where we will focus on the empty tomb and celebrate the truth that He Reigns!
Coffee – 8:30am | Ignite – 9:00am | Ignite Kids – 9:15am | Small Group Bible Study – 10:00am | Traditional Worship – 11:00am
EASTER WEEK SCHEDULE
Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017
No Ignite Worship, 9 AM
Sunday School, 10 AM
“Because He Lives”, 11:00 AM (Join us in the sanctuary for an Easter musical presented by the Sanctuary Choir and Ignite Worship Team, along with our guest musicians and drama skits).
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Easter Candlelight Supper / Lord’s Supper 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the FMC We will enjoy supper and celebrate the Lord’s Supper together as we remember Christ’s last supper. RSVP by noon on Tuesday.
Regular Wednesday night reservations apply.
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017
Sunrise Service, Act I: “The Tomb is Empty” 7:00 AM in the sanctuary
Easter Breakfast, 8:00 AM in the gym
Sunday School, 9:00 AM
Easter Celebration, Act II: “He Reigns” 10:00 AM in the FMC
Car Show for Missions | Saturday, April 22, 9:00am-3:00pm | Bounce House. Concessions. Prizes. Fun.