Easter is coming!Written by jmacaulay on Mar 10, 2016 in Uncategorized - No Comments
I wonder what you like best about Easter; is it all the chocolate, is it the fact that Spring is in the air, is it that it brings school holidays a family get -together, or is it something else?
These are all things to celebrate, but miss the point of Easter!
Easter is one of the main Christian festivals, it is a time to remember the greatness of God’s love for humanity. On ‘Good Friday’, we stop and take time to reflect on Jesus’ death on the cross. It is an amazing thing that God would become man to die in our place on the cross!
Sometimes people ask, ‘How can God die?’ This question misunderstands what death is – when we die we do not cease to exist. This is what Jesus meant when He said;
I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25
Death is not the end, it is like going through a door and entering another room into God’s presence! We will stand before Jesus and be judged, whether we go to heaven or hell will depend upon what we have done with Jesus in this life!
Easter Sunday is the celebration of Jesus resurrection, Jesus defeated the power of death and hell. He is alive today and able to save all who call upon Him for salvation. Jesus has defeated death that is why He is ‘the resurrection and the life’.
What about you, have you experienced the new life that Christ can give you? If you would like to become a Christian, you need to believe that God became man and died on the cross for your sins. You need to repent, this means to turn away from your sin and turn to Jesus.
If you are willing to do that, then invite Jesus into your life to be your Saviour, follow Jesus (the New Testament shows how to do this), and get involved with a church that believes the Bible. You are welcome to come to ours.