Frequently Asked Questions about Easter Services
WHAT IS AN EASTER SERVICE?
Easter services are widely attended events where people from all walks of life gather together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. This event is described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after Jesus’ burial following his crucifixion by the Romans c. 30 AD. These services are filled with a lot of joy, laughter, great music, and inspirational teaching.
HOW DO WE CELEBRATE EASTER?
Many people celebrate Easter with an Easter egg hunt, fun Easter baskets for the kids, chocolate bunnies, a special meal, and this year, by attending a church service online together with family and friends. It is a day set aside to celebrate that Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of the world, was raised from the dead.
WHY DO WE GO TO CHURCH ON EASTER?
We go to church on Easter to refresh our souls, celebrate the life of Jesus, experience hope and enjoy time with family and friends.
WHAT DOES EASTER HAVE TO DO WITH JESUS?
Many people have symbolically connected eggs and Easter egg hunts with Jesus. Jesus said, “Seek and you will find.” In hunting for eggs filled with treasures, we are reminded that searching for God also results in the discovery of eternal treasures. Furthermore, as far back as the 15th century, Easter eggs were used to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection. On a different rabbit trail, the first Easter Bunny legend was documented in the 1700s.
WHAT DOES EASTER MEAN IN CHRISTIANITY?
The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection means that He conquered death. And now He holds the keys to death and can provide eternal life to all who believe in Him.
WHEN DOES THE EASTER SERVICE START?
In some places, Easter services begin at sunrise. We like our sleep, so we start a bit later 9:15 and 11am April 4th . In fact, here at Southside, we make a whole weekend of the celebration you can also join in our Friday April 2nd Easter service at 7pm.
HOW CAN I ENGAGE WITH AN ONLINE EASTER SERVICE?
Whether you’re watching from our Online Campus at southside.online/watch or our Facebook/Youtube channels there is a chat available where you can ask questions or receive virtual prayer from our hosts. You can also download our app to follow along with message notes and our weekly program!