Easter is the turning point that everybody needs but too many still don’t understand.
Tomorrow is the opportunity to preach the Cross.
Tomorrow is the opportunity to point people towards their Saviour.
This is my first Easter preach. Want to get it right. Excited by the prospect of seeing lives transformed. The power of the Cross should always be remembered. Easier to get excited by the power of the Resurrection and the new life it brings than the pain endured on the Cross.
We can celebrate the death of Jesus. It may seem a strange thing to do but when you understand the reasons why Jesus endured the Cross, you know there is reason enough to celebrate it.
YOU CANNOT HAVE A RESURRECTION WITHOUT THE CROSS.
One leads you to repentance.
One represents forgiveness, justification, imputed righteousness, a great exchange of life transforming proportions.
One represents a new life.
One represents life reborn, a new heart imparted by the power of the Holy Spirit, adoption into God’s family.
‘The same power that raised Christ from the grave, lives in US’.
We must live a life worthy of ALL that Jesus DID for us.
We must live a life taking up our Cross, dying to self, living for Him.
It’s a challenge but one that we should literally give our all to pursue – to not live like that is to throw back into Jesus’ face all that he did for us. It’s almost like saying ‘Thanks, but no thanks’.
Let’s keep doing our best for Him. Whatever it takes!!
[Tell me why you love Easter?]