First Presbyterian Church

of Winder Georgia

Founded October 20, 1895

239 West Candler Street

Winder Georgia 30680

(770)867-2424

churchoffice@fpcwinder.comcastbiz.net

Now well into our second century we welcome you in the name of Jesus Christ, and hope you will come worship with us. We assure you it will be spiritually enriching and God honoring. If you are seeking a church home, we invite you to become a member of our church family. If you would like to know more about our church, look through our website. If you have more questions please feel free to contact us.

An Easter Affirmation

I believe in the resurrection. I believe that Jesus died on the cross, His hands
and feet held to the wood by metal spikes. I believe that His body was pierced by the
soldier's spear, and even the sun was darkened as all creation grieved the death of
God's eternal Son.
I believe in the resurrection. I believe that Jesus' body was placed in a borrowed
tomb, where it lay for 3 days. I believe that the power of God, His heavenly Father,
brought life to His dead body and rolled the stone away from the entrance so all might
see that Jesus was no longer there.
I believe in the resurrection. I believe that the unbelievable story of the women
was true, just as the angel had announced: "He is not here; He has risen, just as He
said. "
I believe in the resurrection. I believe that there is no force in the universe that
could stop, hinder, contain, or successfully oppose the risen Savior, my Lord, Jesus
Christ. No nails are long enough to hold Him to any cross (unless, He wills it to be so.)
No tomb can be sealed so tightly - by Pilate or Herod, or Caesar himself. Were there an
army of a thousand men guarding the tomb, it would make no difference. Jesus said He
would lay down His life and take it up again. And He did.
I believe in the resurrection. I believe that Jesus appeared to eleven discouraged,
defeated, demoralized disciples in a room where the doors were locked and all hope
was lost. I believe than when He showed them His nail-pierced hands and His spear-
pierced side, they fell at His feet and cried out: "My Lord and my God!" I believe that
in the days that followed, hundreds saw Him alive. All their doubt was removed; their
fear was gone. What could the world do to them? Jesus was alive!
I believe in the resurrection. I believe that Jesus lives today - as powerfully and
perfectly alive as He was 2000 years ago, and for all time past and yet to come. I be-
lieve He empowers His followers to follow in His footsteps, fight the forces of evil,
and find their peace and joy and eternal hope in Him.
I believe in the resurrection. I believe that Jesus calls men, women and children
to join Him in changing the world, one heart and life at a time, staring with their own.
One day soon, He will come again on the clouds of heaven with an army of celestial
angels whose number are beyond counting. Then Jesus will establish His eternal king-
dom, and He shall reign there forever and ever. And there will never again be sorrow,
tears, night or wars. I believe all this because ...
I believe in the resurrection.

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