[featured_image]This morning I worshipped at Central Presbyterian Church in NYC.

It was a wonderful celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The music and the message were powerfully worshipful.

I was particularly moved by this Prayer of Confession:

Gracious Father, you sent your son to die and rise to new life in order that death might be brought to an end and that we might live a new life in Him. Yet we confess that we too often have chosen to remain captive to doubt and fear and ways that lead to death. By our thoughts, words, and actions, we have scorned your love, diminished the lives of others, and defaced your image in us. Father, forgive us for Jesus’ sake, and enable us by His resurrection power to live no longer for ourselves but for Him who died and rose again for us. Amen.

And then these Words of Assurance:

Jesus was delivered over to death for our sins and raised to life for our justification.
– Romans 4:25

Today’s Missional Challenge

Allow the significance of Christ’s death and resurrection to fill your heart with joy and peace this Easter.