Easter. Fact.


By Pastor Tim Eaton

If Easter is new to you, the bunny who lays eggs may seem very strange indeed. If going to church on Easter Sunday is one of your family traditions, it may seem to be nothing more than just that: a quaint holiday tradition. But, if on the first Easter a man rose from the dead, just as he said he would, it would be stranger than a bunny laying eggs and the start of the most powerful tradition in history.

In his testimony, one of Jesus’ followers named Peter, says this: “For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty,” (2 Peter 1:16).

You may note that the above quote is from the Bible. No matter, history records the life of Jesus outside of the Bible as well. Consider these two examples: The Roman Emperor, Nero, blamed the fire of Rome in the year 64 on followers of the one called Christ. The first Easter was just 31 years earlier. Perhaps even more convincing is the major change of life patterns after Jesus rose from the dead. Faithful Jewish people stopped worshiping on Saturday, as they had done for thousands of years, and instead began to worship on Sunday – the day Jesus rose from the dead.

How will the facts of Easter change your life? Join us as we give thanks for the price Jesus paid with a moving service on Good Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m.; and then join us this Easter Sunday, April 20, at 10 a.m. as we rejoice in the fact of Easter; Jesus is ALIVE!

Edgewater Lutheran Church

Sundays at 10 a.m.

Worshipping at Harada Elementary

12884 Oakdale Street

Eastvale, CA 92880