We are really excited about Easter at Northgate this year. We are doing a series called “Painted Red/Painted White”. We will be looking at the Death and then Resurrection of Jesus in two parts.
Painted Red – 9am Good Friday April 3rd
Red represents sacrifice, blood, love and mercy. While Good Friday is a sombre moment of reflection on what Christ has done for us on the cross, we can rejoice in what was accomplished. Good Friday we will reflect and remember on the cross of Christ and talk about what Christ accomplished in his death on the cross.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;he was crushed for our iniquities;upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,and with his wounds we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5
Painted White – 10am Easter Sunday April 5th.
Easter Sunday is a celebration. Today is the day we rejoice in the resurrection of Christ. If the cross is essential to our faith, the resurrection is vital for everything we hold to be true. Paint it White, is celebration, is purity, is holiness. We celebrate a risen King.
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”“O death, where is your victory?O death, where is your sting?” – 1 Corinthians 15:55