Easter is the greatest time of the year for the Christian! We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave! The Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 15 tells us all that we believe rests upon the truth of the bodily resurrection of Christ. In fact, Paul tells us that the gospel is the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus Christ — I Corinthians 15:1-5.
Here at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral we celebrate the resurrection:
- April 14 at 12:00 noon — Good Friday Service
- April 15 at 6:00 PM — Saturday Night Worship
- April 16 at 6:30 AM — Easter Sunrise Service at Jaycee Park on the River
- April 16 at 10:00 AM — Easter Sunday Morning Worship
You are welcome to join us for these special events celebrating the resurrection of our Savior!
Election Day is fast approaching. I hope you are making it a priority to vote. While I refuse to politicize the pulpit – I want members of all political parties to feel welcome in church, I do believe it is our Christian duty to vote. If enough Christians vote, more than likely our country’s elections will fall more on the side of righteousness.
As believers, we need to be informed and vote intelligently. We need to vote for candidates who are unafraid to take a stand on values and issues of morality and decency.
The Bible says, “Righteousness exalts a nation!”
My wife and I have already voted. We have “early voting” here in Florida. In fact, Jackie is working for the Lee County Board of Elections. She has found it a way to serve our country.
Let’s vote – and do our part to raise up a righteous standard here in America!
Specific instructions for believers for an election year come to us from I Timothy 2:1-7. In fact, this is one of the great passages in the New Testament – a kind of “Magna Charta” for modern missions.
For the election here in America, verses 1 & 2 are very specific. We are to pray for our leaders and for all in positions of authority.
For God’s concern for each of us, verses 3 & 4 are very specific. It is God’s desire that we all come to Him for the salvation of our souls.
For the way to heaven, verses 5 & 6 give us direction. The only way to God is through faith in Christ. There is no “mediator” between sinful man and a holy God except for Christ. The saints cannot mediate for us. No minister can mediate for us. The church cannot mediate for us. Only Jesus Christ qualifies as the mediator to bring us peace with God.
For the hope of the world, verse 7 guides us to global missions. We are to take the gospel to the nations.
Wow, what a powerful passage of Scripture!