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?
JESUS IS KING
The resurrection means that Jesus is our Messiah King. God the Father promised that his Son, Jesus Christ, would be raised up from the lineage of David to rule over an everlasting kingdom (2 Samuel 7:7-16). This promise was fulfilled at the resurrection of Jesus (Romans 1:3-4). Now that the risen Christ is installed as our Messiah King, we can rest assured that one day Jesus will return to establish his throne on the earth and rule over his kingdom, which extends to all of creation.
JESUS WILL RETURN
The resurrection of Jesus means there is an urgent need for us to rely upon the power of the Holy Spirit in calling sinners to repent (Acts 1:8). We are assured through the resurrection of Jesus that there is a day and time that he will return to judge the world (Acts 17:30-31). Though many of us naturally may be cowards like Peter and deny Jesus, we too can have courage in telling others about Jesus because Jesus is risen and reigning over all.
Easter is a celebration. It’s a time to celebrate what God has done, is doing, and will do through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for his creation and us. On Sunday we will be celebrating with Christians worldwide the wonderful truth of the living Jesus. We would love for you to join us at Aylen Jr. High at 10am!