I want to share parts of the message we heard yesterday in church….
What does Easter mean?
- Jesus did exactly what He claimed to do! …. He died on the cross for our sins, He was buried and He rose again – He foretold of these things many times.
- Jesus is what He claimed to be! …. “I and the Father are One!”
- Jesus has what He claimed to have! …. Power over death!
Why does Easter matter?
- Your sins can be wiped away today! … Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved!
- Your future destiny can be secure today! … “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life!”
- Your present life can be transformed today! … “I can do ALL things, thru Christ who gives me strength!”
The evidence is there that Jesus rose from the grave…
1 Corinthians 15:3-11 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.