It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Comin’

As you and your loved ones prepare to commemorate the death and burial of Jesus of Nazarth and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we wanted to share with you some of the words from one of Tony’s most inspirational and well known sermons.  You can listen to the full sermon here.

Remember, “It’s only Friday… but Sunday is coming!”

“It’s Friday… Jesus was nailed dead on a cross.

But it’s only Friday; Sunday is coming!

It’s Friday… Mary’s crying her eyes out ‘cause her Jesus is dead.

But it’s only Friday; Sunday is coming!

It’s Friday… The disciples are running around like sheep without a shepherd.

But it’s only Friday; Sunday is coming!

It’s Friday… Pilate’s strutting around washing his hands ‘cause he thinks he’s got all the power and victory.

But it’s only Friday; Sunday is coming!

It’s Friday… People are saying “as things have been so they shall be – you can’t change anything in this world.”

But it’s only Friday; Sunday is coming!

It’s Friday… Satan’s doing a jig saying, “I control the whole world.”

But it’s only Friday; Sunday is coming!

It’s Friday… The temple veil ripped from top to bottom -the earth shook- the rocks split and tombs opened. The centurion screamed in fear, “Truly, He is the Son of God!”

But it’s only Friday; Sunday is coming!

It’s Sunday- “The angel, like dazzling lightening, rolled the stone away exclaiming,
“He is not here! He is risen!   

It’s Sunday! It’s Sunday! It is Sunday!”    – Dr. Anthony Campolo

Happy Easter,  from Tony and all of us at EAPE.

Tony’s Vision for The Campolo Center for Ministry

I keep getting asked, “Tony! With EAPE phasing out, what will you be doing with yourself?” Here’s how I answer, “I will continue to do my weekly radio show on the Premiere Radio Network in the United Kingdom; speak about 200 times a year at churches, universities, and conferences; do some writing and classroom teaching; and most importantly develop The Campolo Center for Ministry.”

The purpose of the Center will be to recruit young women and men to serve the Church as ministers, youth workers, and missionaries.  Over the years through EAPE’s ministries, more than 1,000 young people have committed themselves to these kinds of vocations for God’s kingdom.  I want to do more of that!

Through preaching and teaching I will work hard to urge college-aged Christians to give themselves to full evangelistic and social justice ministries.  With offices at Eastern University, the Campolo Center will nurture and help these young people through both their undergraduate and graduate studies.

High on my list of priorities will be raising funds to help finance the education of these committed Christians.  That way when they finish their studies they won’t graduate with a heavy debt load.  The cost of higher education is so high that many of those who planned to go into Christian ministries have had to spend years earning enough to pay off their college loans.  Too often their debts have kept some of the brightest and best of them from ever living out their hope for full time vocations in ministry.  The Center will try to keep that from happening.

At the core of what we do will be the proclamation of a wholistic gospel.  We will combine evangelism and social justice so that our graduates will be challenged to win people to Christ who, in turn, will endeavor to change the world from what it is into what God wants it to be.  That is what EAPE has been all about, and the Center will seek to propagate that kind of gospel.

You will be hearing more about all I’ll be doing in the future, but for now I just wanted you to know that there won’t be any grass growing under my feet.  In the meantime, keep up your support for EAPE.  We still have a lot of work to do between now and June 30th, and I’m depending on you.


Tony Campolo
Founder and President, EAPE

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