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A Message From Pastor Zahn

Easter Means Everything

I have moved three times to three different churches.  The first was after graduating from the Seminary.  I was called to start a church from ground level.  Those were great years.  I can’t tell you how much that first church means to me.  My second church was an established church with a school.  I learned a lot there too.  There was a lot going on in that church.  Sometimes it was overwhelming but it sure was interesting work.  My third church, Messiah Lutheran Church in Johns Creek, Georgia, is a church that was formed from the first church which I began under the Lord.  I have known some of the people here since I began the ministry in 1977.   One thing I have learned is this:  There is a tremendous bond that God creates through his word with people.  As a pastor preaching the love of Jesus makes for special fellowship.   The Bible uses the word fellowship – you me and God who brings us together.  The bond among Christians is special.  We are brought together because of the Lord, and we stay together because of the Lord.  Eventually we all go the way of all flesh.  As a pastor I know this: The person I saw the day they were born and born again in Holy Baptism, the person whom I taught the truth of God’s love to, the person who shared a meal or a personal problem with one day dies.  It is not easy to officiate at the funeral of such a person whom I got to love and appreciate over the years.  At a time like that, Easter means everything.  Because I live, you will live also, says Jesus. For the Christian family there is never a final good bye.  Jesus died; Jesus rose; Jesus lives again and so do we.  That’s the guarantee of Easter.  That’s why Easter means everything.  Come see us if you aren’t sure! 

Pastor Larry Zahn 

 

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