He is Risen!

 

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“He is not here, He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”

Matthew 28:6

Why do we celebrate Easter? It’s not about the new clothes, baskets of candy, it’s not about a bunny who hides pretty eggs for children to find. We celebrate Easter because God loved us enough to send His Son to bear our sin on the cross so that we may be saved. (John 3:16- 17) We celebrate Easter because He rose from the dead three days later and in doing so, He conquered death! He arose that we may have everlasting life. He did not stay on the cross. His work on the cross was completed when He said in a loud voice on the cross, “It is Finished!” He arose the third day because He is God! He has power over death. He also has the power to give us new life. Life everlasting through the Lord Jesus Christ and in Him alone.

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“Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”

I Corinthians 15:3-4

Just imagine, every knee should bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Every time I read this passage, my heart bows to Him, with the realization of who He is and how significant I am and yet He gave His life for me and for you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 KJV
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11)
Have a Blessed Resurrection Day!
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As your little ones gather eggs and treats after Church tomorrow, remember the greatest gift hung on a tree for you and me.
But He didn’t stay there, oh, no! He arose from the dead, folded his napkin and left the grave clothes where His body lay.
So that we could see that He is alive today and He loves you! His gift of salvation is the sweetest gift ever.
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