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On the first resurrection Sunday, nobody expected Jesus to rise again from the dead—not one person. Everyone had watched him die in a moment of darkness and despair. Any hope the disciples had about Jesus being the Messiah was buried along with Him. They all hid in the dark, consumed by discouragement. The devoted women traveling along with Him, weren’t expecting Jesus to ride from the dead. Religious leaders certainly hadn’t been expecting a resurrection either. Soldiers were placed there to guard the tomb so His body wouldn’t be stolen.
The Sunday following the crucifixion, they went to the tomb to anoint His body with spices, but were shocked by what they discovered—Jesus wasn’t there.
The darkest moment in history occurred when our Creator was crucified.
The brightest moment in history was when He rose from the dead.
After the darkness of night, came the dawn of a new day.
Join us this Easter Sunday, as we explore how the darkness can lead us into the light.
http://www.theridge.church/easter2020 Sunday, April 12—All are welcome to gather with us online! This Easter, services will be streamed exclusively online. Join us at theridge.church/live and facebook.com/crcwv at 9am, 11am, and 5pm on Easter Sunday. Mark your calendar to tune in and virtually invite your friends and family to spend Easter with The Ridge, too!
http://www.theridge.church/onlinegroups In this season, we need connection with God and each other more than ever. This week, we invite you to Try An Online Group with Pastor Josh Rhodes and others from The Ridge! We will learn from the Bible, share our prayer requests, and be encouraged. We've got a group for everyone—just visit us online and sign up for the group you'd like to be a part of. We will meet for about an hour via Zoom video call. Zoom links will be emailed to you after you register.
Even though this is a season of great financial uncertainty, your gifts to support what God is doing at The Ridge are more important than ever. Thank you for being a part of The Ridge in this rapidly-changing season. For your convenience, you may submit your giving electronically online or by texting a $ amount to 304-470-4078. Click below to give securely online with your credit card or bank account through our mobile giving site.
Ready to take a next step in your personal or group study time? Follow the link below for printable discussion questions about today's message. You'll also find links to this Sunday's audio, video and weekend program.