I recently read a church-sign that said, “Beat the Easter rush, worship now.”
When it comes to the “Easter” rush, my advice to any congregation is, if you have one and it can be done, take advantage of it!
I know, I have seen people attending worship services on Easter who didn’t want to be there anymore than the average person enjoys going to the dentist; but mixed in with the people who care little about worshiping God (it’s the, “Let’s make mom, dad, or someone else happy by going to church this weekend.” mentality) it is very possible there will be an individual at the worship service genuinely seeking God with a Berean-like mentality (Acts 17:11) … and we need to let them know that God can be found (Acts 17:27).
Most people feel as if they are doing something good by worshiping on “Easter”, and yes many of them have much to learn; but that is why we need to take advantage of the opportunity and encourage them to keep doing good in hopes that the desire to please God on one day becomes something that looks to fulfill the righteousness of God every day (Acts 10:34-35; Romans 1:16-17).
“Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”” (John 4:20-24 NKJV)