Our Christian faith grew out of the Jewish faith, which regards Saturday as the day of worship. Our Jewish forbears worshiped on Saturday to celebrate God’s wondrous and gracious act of creation itself.
We Christians certainly celebrate creation as well, but even in New Testament times, Christians began the practice of worshiping on Sunday… to remember the Resurrection, to celebrate, if you will, the new creation brought forth by Jesus.
So what is the promise of Easter? Books upon books have been written about this subject, but we can say at least this much: Easter is the promise that God has reconciled humanity to himself and that on Easter the teaching of Jesus has been vindicated.
At North Raleigh, as best we can, we seek not just to worship Jesus, but to take seriously what he taught.