Worshipers Gather For Easter Sunrise Services

March 31, 2024

Worshipers gathered for sunrise services across Escambia County on Easter Sunday morning.

The largest sunrise service in Escambia County was the Marcus Pointe Baptist Church Community Sonrise Service at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Other services included the a Beulah Community Sunrise Service at the Navy Federal Recreation Park on Nine Mile Road.

The services were to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, an important event to the faithful. According to the Bible:

Matthew 28:1-20

Resurrection Morning
1 After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to view the tomb. 2 Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached [the tomb]. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his robe was as white as snow. 4 The guards were so shaken from fear of him that they became like dead men. 5

But the angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here! For He has been resurrected, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell His disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead. In fact, He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there.’ Listen, I have told you.”

8 So, departing quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to tell His disciples the news. 9 Just then Jesus met them and said, “Good morning!” They came up, took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him. 10 Then Jesus told them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see Me there.”

The Soldiers Are Bribed to Lie
11 As they were on their way, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12 After the priests had assembled with the elders and agreed on a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money 13 and told them, “Say this, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole Him while we were sleeping.’ 14 If this reaches the governor’s ears, we will deal with him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So they took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been spread among Jewish people to this day.

The Great Commission
16 The 11 disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped, but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

from the Holman Christian Standard Bible

Pictured top and bottom: The 2023 Community Sonrise Service at Blue Wahoos Stadium.. Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Worshipers Gather For Easter Sunrise Services”

  1. dave lamb on March 31st, 2024 2:06 pm


  2. dave lamb on March 31st, 2024 1:58 pm

    Please allow me to remind you that GOD IS ALIVE today as HE was yesterday.
    GOD is still the master of our universe. He is still in control of world affairs, global warming and all other issues that man thinks that man can control or cure. He has provided the Bible as a guide for us to live a good life on this earth. He also allows us to choose his way or our own way.
    Get out in a rural area, away from city life and noise and open your eyes and ears.
    Look at the stars and tell me that an explosion caused this scientifically. master plan.
    Remember the importance of Easter!

  3. Rodney on March 31st, 2024 1:02 pm

    He has risen, the tomb is empty.

  4. Patrick Morrison on March 31st, 2024 11:45 am

    Thank you Marcus Pointe Baptist Church for having the sonrise service this morning. It was a beautiful start to the day. Also thanks to the people who allowed for the stadium to be used in such a great way!

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