Easter isn’t about hidden eggs and chocolate bunnies. The Easter holiday is a time to remember the great love of God. Jesus died and rose again so that you may live in relationship with God. Easter is a time to remember that “Christ died for us while we were still sinners…He didn’t wait until we were polished up and combed our hair and put on our nicest shirt. That’s not when he chose to love us. He found you not presentable and decided to love you anyway.”
On Easter morning, Cortney reminded us that the fact of the matter is that our God became a man, died on a cross and rose again because he loves us.
For the past many years, LJCF men have attended the Mighty Men Advance weekend conference. Each year, hundreds of men from around the western United States gather in South Dakota to celebrate Jesus. The conference features half-a-dozen speakers who encourage men to be mighty men and advance the kingdom of God. The event is called an “advance” not a “retreat” because mighty men of God have the purpose to advance the kingdom of God in a dark and broken world.
On Sunday, April 11, 2017, the men came back from the conference and talked about what they learned and how they were encouraged.