The Meaning of Easter
Short Description:Composed primarily of Scripture, this redesigned classic describes Easter as
the fulfillment of the perfect plan of salvation and challenges the reader to
believe in the risen Savior, Jesus Christ.
Full Text: To the world it means that the perfect plan of salvation has been provided
. . .
"I declare unto you the gospel . . . that Christ died for our sins
according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the
third day according to the Scriptures." 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died
for us." Romans 5:8
To God it means that He is satisfied with the work of His Son . . .
"Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that
He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the
spirit." 1 Peter 3:18
To the believer it is the promise of everlasting life . . .
promises, "Because I live, you shall live also." John 14:19 "He that
heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and
shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life." John
To you it is a challenge to believe . . .
Jesus claims, "I am the
resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet
shall he live." John 11:25
"If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the
Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the
dead, thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:9
You can know the true meaning of Easter in your life today by taking these
- Recognize that without Christ you are separated from God. In honest
repentance admit your need to be saved: "For all have sinned, and come short of
the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
- Realize that God loves you, and believe that Jesus Christ died for
your sins: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John
- Receive the risen Christ into your life by faith, and trust Him as
your Savior: "But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the
sons of God, even to them that believe on His name" (John 1:12).
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