This is Easter weekend, and many Americans are thinking about Jesus. Many do not have a biblical understanding of Jesus, but a mixture of the COVID-19 pandemic and holiday traditions have them considering who this Jesus really is. Moreover, many will hear the gospel message and make a decision to either turn from their sin and trust in Christ as Savior or reject Him and remain under the wrath of God.

If you are reading this and you have not trusted in Christ, please know that I and the Cornerstone family love you and genuinely care for the wellbeing of your soul. We want to help you if you are struggling to meet your basic needs, especially in this crazy day of quarantine and a disease spreading across the world. But please know that as we proclaim the need for you to trust in what Jesus did on the cross, dying for sin, and His resurrection from the dead, we are going to repeat that message again and again because we want you to know Jesus and live with your sins forgiven.

To those who have placed their faith in Christ, I urge you to seek God in prayer for opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ and then follow up that prayer by actively seeking those opportunities for yourself and seeing how the Lord provides. Share a brief testimony on social media using #JesusChangedMyLife. Invite others to Sunday’s online service: . Do something nice for someone. Pick out a name right now and surprise a friend, family member or neighbor with a letter or gift. And if they thank you, don’t give in to the temptation to be timid. Rather, with love and boldness share the reason why you are showing love for them – because the Son of God loved you at your very worst and still took your place so that you would know Him and freely worship Him. Share the true and lasting hope that you have. After all, “hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5:5, ESV). Let’s be a people of love, and let’s love the world by announcing the good news of Jesus Christ with courage and humility.