What's The Big Deal With Easter?
"I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scripture said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day..." 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
"For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God." Romans 5:10-11
The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus means...
- I can live without guilt!
"So now there is no condemnation of those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death." Romans 8:1-2
Discussion: Have you been beating yourself up about something? Pray and thank the Lord that you can stand firm in the fact that you are forgiven!
I can live without fear!
"I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." John 14:27
Discussion: Are there worries in your life that are robbing you of your peace? Pray and lay them at the feet of Jesus.
- I can live with a great love!
"But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." Romans 5:8
Discussion: Take a moment of silence and allow God's Spirit to speak to you today.
- I can live knowing death is not the end!
"We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you...For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands." 2 Corinthians 4:14, 5:1