Why Does It Matter?

~ Pastor Barry brings us our Easter Sunday message.
A yearly holiday that ushers in bunnies, easter eggs, new fashions and spring. Weeks before Easter Sunday we witness retailers preparing for big Easter sales, after all, everyone loves spring, bright colors and new fashions. But for followers of Christ, Easter means Christ no longer remains in the tomb but is risen. An empty tomb, that’s what Easter is all about.
Why so much emphasis on the bodily resurrection of Christ? The resurrection is the center of the Christian faith. Because Christ rose from the dead, as He promised, we know that what He said is true and the He is God. The resurrection affirms the truthfulness of Jesus’ life and words. The resurrection confirms Jesus’ unique authority to say, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25). Because He rose and defeated death, we know we also will be raised. Christ’s resurrection guaranteed both His promise to us and His authority to make the promise. We must take Him at His word and believe. The resurrection matters !
~ Pastor Barry Foster is serving Hope Community Church as its first pastor. Pastor Barry served churches in Hudsonville Michigan and more recently in Roselawn IN. They have three grown children and four grandchildren, all living in the Eastern states. Pastor Barry and his wife Linda are committed to seeing Hope Church become a church focused on reaching Lowell and the surrounding area with the Gospel message. You can reach Pastor Barry by calling the church number, 219-690-8889 or email

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