“Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing that you can be born again
Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing Christ is risen from the dead”
Easter Song By Keith Green
“Throughout the Gospels Jesus makes strong claims about us all as children of God with access to God the Father. The key thing about Easter is when Jesus died on the cross and rose again He fulfilled all the prophecies of the Messiah. He was who He said He was and that meant His claims about us became true. His promises were made true.”
Lyle Wells, senior pastor Keystone Community Church, 21010 SR 54 in Lutz
Easter services 7, 9 and 10:30 a.m.
“Easter is the day when we as believers can know, ‘This is the day my savior rose from the dead.’ My family and I begin the day at sunrise services. Then we have breakfast with our church family. We spend the day together remembering what Christ has done for us.”
Elbert Nasworthy, pastor Myrtle Lake Baptist 2017 Reigler Road in Land O’ Lakes
Easter services 8 and 9 a.m.
“After Lent through Easter we celebrate the day our Lord rose from the dead. To me, Easter means there is hope for us. Because Jesus rose from the dead we have the opportunity to share eternal life with him. Our life doesn’t end with our death.”
Dennis Snyder, Deacon Our Lady of the Rosary 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes
Easter Mass at 6, 7:45 and 9:30 a.m.
“I believe totally that our life and our access to heaven exists because Jesus lived a perfect life, died for our sins and rose again. Easter is an opportunity to recognize what Jesus did for us.”
Joshua Wesley, music pastor Victorious Life Church 6224 Old Pasco Road
Easter services at 9 and 10:40 a.m.
“Easter is about the healing power of the cross. Just one look at the cross and you see how love works. We celebrate the gift of eternal life only because of Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross.”
Rick Cabot, First United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 Lutz Lake Fern Road
Easter services 8, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m.
“Easter is the foundation of my salvation. It means a great deal. It represents what Christ did for us so that we could stand holy and loved in front of God. Because of Jesus we don’t have to worry about the past or whether we are good enough. God proved that we are.”
Jacob Hill, music pastor New Walk Church, 37301 Chapel Hill Loop in Zephyrhills
Easter services at 7:30. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.