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Sunday in Retrospect

Bethel's Sunrise Service

Bethel's Sunrise Service View

Easter Sunday is always a highlight. Some of my favorite moments were…

  • Watching the sunrise over the hill across the valley – Bethel is situated in an absolutely beautiful spot for scenes like the one above.
  • Breakfast was served by the Young Adult class and included Krispy Kreme!
  • Listening to S. M. Lockridge’s famous “That’s My King.” A classic, worth hearing a thousand times over.
  • Hearing our church sing – the congregation, the leaders, and Bethel’s brand new grand piano. The tags were removed Sunday morning and Georgie played it awesomely minutes later!
  • Preaching! Presenting the power of the resurrection of Jesus to change lives is always a huge and exhilarating privilege.
  • The Easter Egg hunt – love watchin’ kids find eggs.
  • Grillin’ steaks and having a great lunch with the family – my wife can cook!!
  • Baseball’s opening day… finally! Enough with basketball, bring in the real sport! (And hey, feel free to glance at my fantasy team, the Arkansas Knights!)
  • Playing Lego Star Wars and a card game with Ella… that makes for a sweet Sunday!
  • Watching my very pregnant wife struggle to get around. Strange to include as a “highlight” but it’s fun in a wow-he’s-comin’-soon sorta way!

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  • Kerrie Smith

    Well, my Sunday was great, too. Most of all, and most importantly, too, I enjoyed our pastor's message on 1 Corinthians 15 talking about how Jesus was dead, he was buried, and then how he rose again and those statements hinge on the fact of Jesus' resurrection. I went to church with family, so that was fun. The pastor took his message from verses three and four of 1 Corinthians 15. I also enjoyed the beautiful Easter hymns, one of my favorites being "He Lives." Then, after that, we went to my brother and sister-in-laws for lunch and we had a nice dinner, desserts, and, oh, yes, Saturday was my birthday, so I guess you could say we celebrated everything all in one swoop. Wow, does anyone remember when the last time was that Easter fell on the first Sunday in April? Anyway, Easter was great because of all that, but, most importantly, it was great because of what Jesus did for us. If it hadn't been for Him dying, being buried, but, also, rising again, none of us would be here for sure and we would all face doom with no chance whatsoever.

    • http://www.brandonacox.com Brandon

      Those verses were the basis of my very first sermon way back in 1995. Sounds like a good day!

  • http://kevinmartineau.blogspot.com Kevin M.

    We had a fabulous Easter Sunday. We had a pile of guests at our service and then we capped off the day with three baptisms! :)
    .-= Kevin M.´s last blog ..Sermon Synopsis 4/4 – What if Jesus didn't rise again? =-.

    • http://www.brandonacox.com Brandon

      Guests and baptisms – that never gets old, does it? Awesome day, Kevin!

  • http://prodzynes.com Samuel Mateo, Jr.

    I also had a very fun Sunday.

    1. A friend got married. Nice wedding and saw lots of friends. Great to see old friends.
    2. Was invited to an Easter Egghunt with the family. It was again fun to be with friends and family but most importantly it was my son’s first egg hunt and man did he cash in. :)
    3. Spent the night watching TV with my Wife and Cousins and enjoyed that as well.

    It’s not often we get a day to just sit back relax and just have some good ole fun. :)

    Many Blessings!

    • http://www.brandonacox.com Brandon

      Awesome, Sam – sounds like a great day!

  • http://drayburn.wordpress.com Dusty Rayburn

    Great Sunday! Awesome God! There was clapping and raising of hands in a Baptist Church!

    Spent the afternoon sitting on the porch drinking tea and chatting with family.
    .-= Dusty Rayburn´s last blog ..Evident Gentleness =-.

    • http://www.brandonacox.com Brandon

      Very cool, Dusty!! We clapped as well… for S. M. Lockeridge… who is with the Lord… and spoke via video… think he heard? Haha, obviously our applause is for Christ. Thanks for sharing!