What is the message of Easter?
This is the time of year when Easter is celebrated. To some it means holidays; to some, Easter eggs and treats; to Christians it can be a time of reflection on the life of Jesus.
We remember the great sacrifice he made for each of us. But this wasn’t just in his final hours. His whole life was a life of sacrifice. He lived a life dedicated to doing his Father’s will.
We die because we are sinful. Jesus was raised because he was sinless. He lives.
Paul says: And if Christ has not been raised, what we preach doesn't mean anything. Your faith doesn't mean anything either.
(1 Corinthians 15:14)
The message of Easter is that Christ died … and he was resurrected!
Throughout the book of Acts this is the message that was preached. Look for yourself!
(Acts 1:22, 2:31, 4:2, 4:33, 17:18, 17:32, 23:6, 24:15)
Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy he has given us a new birth and a hope that is alive. It is alive because Jesus Christ rose from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3)
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection. (Philippians 3:10)