Dear Church Leader,
2020 is behind us and 2021 is before us. I have been reminded of the following verse from Psalm 60:
You have shaken our land and split it open.
Seal the cracks, for the land trembles. (v.2 NLT)
I believe the world has been truly shaken in 2020. We are praying that God would now move to seal the cracks across our world and that revival would be sparked.
I am reminded, too, of the famous testimony from Acts 4:
After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness. (v.31 NLT)
We have been shaken in the last year, but we are praying for a real spiritual shaking across our nation. We are praying for revival.
It was so encouraging that 1,398 churches registered for our Share Christmas initiative. We were delighted to see the Good News of Jesus our Saviour presented through so many churches and ministries around the world.
Building on this initiative, we are delighted to launch Share Easter. Our prayer and hope is that you will find these resources helpful in reaching as many people as possible and helping them in their journey of faith.
Share Easter includes:
· The Easter Story animation for children and families.
· Hymns and songs sung by Darlene Zschech, Graham Kendrick, Sheila Walsh, Noel Robinson, Mhairi MacBean and Nicki Rogers.
· Seven Words from the Cross: reflections for use during Holy Week or for a Good Friday service.
· An Easter Day sermon.
· Articles on Lent.
We do not want finances to be a hindrance for churches and ministries wanting to use these resources and so we are offering them free of charge. If you do use these resources, can you please prayerfully consider making a donation to help us cover our costs? Your support will be gratefully received.
We will also donate 20 per cent of any gift we receive from you to Trussell Trust and Christians Against Poverty. Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks and provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty in the UK. Christians Against Poverty helps to release families from grinding poverty through debt counselling and community groups.
Let us pray that both we and our communities and countries will experience the power and presence of our crucified, resurrected Saviour – Jesus Christ.
To sign up, please visit www.canonjjohn.com/share-easter.
Grace and peace