Easter worship at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, DC
First family arrived at church through tented entrance at 10:05 am, and sat in second pew in mostly, but not completely filled church. POOL estimates about 250 people celebrating Easter here.
After more terrific music and singing, at 11:35, Pastor Harkins moved into his Easter sermon. Dressed in a striking red robe with black accents, the pastor talked about supporting people "living in the shadows and the margins," including "LGBT" people.
On resurrection Sunday, he talked about how Easter is a time when people can pause, reflect and say "I can rise."
What are the chances that the true church will cease celebrating "holy" days which are nothing more than catholicized paganism? Wouldn't we do well to consider the wonderful works of our Savior every day instead of on those days that don't even line up with the true dates which would coincide on the roman calendar? When Paul warned the Christians not to allow others to judge them in regards to the days, he was exhorting them to not fall back into the Jewish observances which were a SHADOW of He who has already come!!
I would be surprised if a Baptist Church wouldn't welcome anyone who wanted to listen to the Word. we don't just expect members to attend Indian Hills Community Church. But, it appears that our Resurrection Sunday sermon what's different then what President Obama heard.my pastor gave a long sermon on How to Have Victory Over Sin, in effect.