Sunday, April 8, 2012
HE HAS RISEN!!
Many will celebrate Easter this weekend with colored eggs, candy and bunnies, but we must not forget the true meaning behind Easter. Jesus Christ died on the cross for EVERYONE'S sins so that one day we could be with our Heavenly Father. On the third day, he rose again from the dead. This is the Good News that Christians celebrate, His Resurrection! He is ALIVE! And one day our Savior will return.That is what Easter is about, above and beyond anything else. Celebrating what our Saviour has done for us and the hope that we have for our future!
Jesus paid a debt for us that no one else could ever repay so that we could be in heaven with him for eternity. NO longer do we need a yearly sacrificial lamb. We got the only pure and true sacrifice that would and does cover ALL the sins of the WORLD for those who put there faith and trust in Jesus.God gave the perfect sacrifice, his only Son, and if we believe in Him and are saved, then we will be forgiven for our sins. He will set us free! Our sins are cast as far as the east is to the west. How wonderful and gracious a Savior we have.
To be saved you must ask God into your heart. If you have never done this, take time to do it right now.
The nails were not what held Jesus to the cross. Jesus had the power to come down from that cross, but He knew this is what had to be done for His believers to be saved. He died on the cross for you and me because of His love for us. He loved us that much!
If you know of someone who is not saved, please pass this on to them. Share the greatest gift of all with them: a relationship with Jesus Christ and eternal life. Also share this with your brothers and sisters in Christ so they may use this to share with others. God commands that we share the gospel with others. We need to help one another become passionate followers of Jesus Christ.
"After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
~ Matthew 28:1-10