SUNDAY April 1, 2018
“Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
In Matthew 28:5-6, the angel at the tomb of Jesus Christ told the women who had come bringing spices: “…He is not here; for He is risen.” The resurrection is the very reason we celebrate Easter––Christ has risen! Death and the grave could not contain Him. He defeated death when He died on the Cross.
What does this mean for us? All who come to Him and accept Him as Savior will receive eternal life. John 3:16 explains simply: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” What an incredible gift God has given to mankind
Without Christ, people fear death, but death is conquered by Christ. Second Timothy 1:9-10 reveals to us the plan of salvation and what Christ accomplished through His death on the Cross:
…who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel…
As we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ and God’s free gift of salvation, let us not forget to share the good news of the Gospel with others.
The cross was not a tragic failure;
it was a triumphant rescue.
~G. Campbell Morgan~
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