Easter is a day set aside for us to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. At Gospel Life Church this is the BIGGEST Sunday of the year! We throw a serious a party because the resurrection of Jesus is arguably one of the most important messages of the Christian faith. If Jesus is dead, then Christianity is dead and those who place their faith and hope in him are “to be pitied” (1 Corinthians 15:19).
What is it about Jesus’ resurrection that is so important for Christians? What does Jesus’ victory over death mean for Christians?
WE ARE FORGIVEN
The resurrection and death of Jesus means that we have forgiveness of sins (1 Corinthians 15:3-58). Those with faith in him can live with the great joy of knowing that all their sins—past, present, and future—have been forgiven once and for all by Jesus Christ.
JESUS’ WORDS ARE TRUE
The resurrection of Jesus means that his teaching was and is truth that we can trust. Jesus’ resurrection gives us confidence in his other promises that we are waiting to see fulfilled, such as his returning one day to judge sinners (John 5:25-29) and reward saints (john 14:3).
WE ARE JUSTIFIED
The resurrection of Jesus means that we are justified (Romans 4:25). This means that though we are sinners we are declared righteous in the sight of God through faith in Jesus Christ. It is “just as if I’d” never sinned.
These are only a few of the many reasons Christian celebrate. This is part 1 of a 3 part series leading up to Easter Sunday. So stay tuned for more and we hope you will make arrangements to join us at Aylen Jr. High at 10am to celebrate who Jesus is and what He has done for us!