Approximately 7,000 worshiping Christians gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter morning to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at the 37th-annual Easter sunrise service, which featured Newsboys lead singer Michael Tait and the song "We Believe."
The event was hosted and organized by Capital Church, an interdenominational congregation in the Washington suburb of Vienna, Virginia. The service began at 6:30 a.m. and the hour-and-a-half music-filled ceremony featured not only Tait but a choir, orchestra, band and a brief sermon from the congregation's lead pastor Amos Dodge.
"Washington, D.C. is arguably the one most influential cities in the world and I do believe it is important in the heart of the most influential city of the world to declare on Easter morning our faith in the risen Lord," Dodge told The Christian Post. "I think it is important to reclaim some of our own spiritual heritage and we do that from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and declare our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, who died and rose again." more >>
In a bold move outside the norm for most congregations, Santa Monica pastor Steve Snook plans to set aside his own preaching as he did last year and give the keys, so to say, to the Easter late morning service to those sitting on the grass at Temescal Canyon Park.
I took part and witnessed this amazing work of the Holy Spirit last year.
Instead of a tightly wrapped "boxed" Easter sermon, Pastor Steve explained at the beginning of this remarkable gathering, that God had told him, "This service is on me." more >>
A fast-growing multi-site New Jersey megachurch is expecting more than 6,000 people to attend its Easter egg hunt events on Saturday and Sunday, which will be the state's largest easter egg hunt with over 100,000 hidden eggs.
Liquid Church, a congregation with four campuses in Morristown, Mountainside, New Brunswick and Nutley, is hosting 14 different Jersey Egg Hunt experiences planned in those locations for the frist time.
"We're excited to share one of our core values — which is that church is fun — with families across New Jersey," Kenny Jahng, spokesman for Liquid Church, told The Christian Post on Thursday. "We hope those that are new to faith or haven't been to church in a while will find a message of hope and find it refreshing." more >>
More than a dozen parents have told headteachers of two London secondary schools that they fear their children have been radicalized and could flee the country to join the Islamic State or other terror groups in the Middle East.
The two headteachers told Nazir Afzal, who was the chief crown prosecutor for northwest England until Tuesday, that some teenagers might be planning to join the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, as the schools break for Easter, according to The Independent.
"Both [headteachers] said they were scared of the Easter break and would be very relieved if all their pupils came back after the holidays," Afzal was quoted as saying. more >>
This selfless woman prepares for Easter all year long, every year. Filling hundreds of baskets with goodies and love for all children in need. Every single Easter this woman does something that will warm your heart.
Lee Hardy makes Easter baskets full of treats and love. Dedicating each and every day to helping others and putting a SMILE on their faces. Lee does this for all the kids who may not have an Easter basket without her. This is a beautiful time for giving and sharing the LOVE of the Lord. God bless her and every one of the kids in the video.
A video like this is a great inspiration during the Easter holiday. Be sure to share God's love on Easter! more >>
British Prime Minister David Cameron has written an Easter Message where he said that even though he can't call himself a "model church-going, God-fearing Christian," he relies strongly on his faith, and believes that Christianity is "the bedrock of a good society."
Some, such as Madeleine Teahan, the associate editor of the Catholic Herald, have said that the message is an attempt to "woo Christians" ahead of the general elections.
Cameron wrote in an article for Premier Christianity that all people can celebrate the values of Easter, which he identified as "compassion, forgiveness, kindness, hard work and responsibility." more >>