What Does Easter Mean?

Author: Taylor Eising — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: April 4, 2021

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What Does Easter Mean?

The older I get, the more I love Easter. And not just because of the chocolate (although chocolate is amazing), but because I’ve started to understand more about the meaning of Easter. Because the truth is, without the event we celebrate on Easter, there is no Christianity. Without Easter, our faith is pointless. Without Easter, we have no hope. At Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Let me say that again: at Easter, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus! This is amazing! When Jesus rose from the dead, He confirmed that He is the Messiah, the perfect Son of God who came to save the world—He defeated death and rose to give us life. And because Jesus is the perfect Son of God, we can be confident that His sacrifice on the cross sufficiently covered our sins, and we are now declared righteous in the eyes of God. Jesus obliterated the wall of sin and death that separated us from God, so if we have put our trust in Jesus, we can live joyfully in light of our salvation. He has power even over death itself, and that same power lives in us through the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:11). Jesus defeated death, which means that, at His return, we will be resurrected from the dead just like He was! We will get to live eternally with Him in renewed, perfect creation with renewed, perfect bodies. There will be no more sin, no more death, no more pain, and no more suffering. That’s why I love Easter. Because I know that, through faith in Jesus’ resurrection, I can live joyfully now, confident in the hope that I will one day get to live in the presence of my Savior, the victorious, resurrected King. • Taylor Eising • What are some ways you can celebrate the freedom from sin that Jesus has given you? • How does knowing that Jesus will return to resurrect His people and free them from sin and death forever change the way that you live now? And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless. 1 Corinthians 15:14 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Matthew 28:1-10; 1 Corinthians 15