Why Is Easter Such a Big Deal?

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Two Words are Critical to Understand Easter

Forgiven and Eternity

  • The first thing to know is that the word of God is alive: “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 NASB).
  • This means the word of God is alive today, active today, and applicable to your life right now. The word of God did not die when the writing of the Bible concluded close to 2,000 years ago. The second thing to know is if Jesus Christ had not been raised from the dead, Christianity would be dead, your faith would be worthless, and your life would be over the moment you die.
  • Here’s the first letter that the Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, in the church, in the city of Corinth: “…and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we witnessed against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished” (1 Corinthians 15:14-18 NASB).
  • In the above passage we learn of 5 disastrous consequences if there were no resurrection: 1.) preaching Christ would be senseless; 2.) faith in Christ would be useless; 3.) all the witnesses and preachers of the resurrection would be liars; 4.) no one would be redeemed from sin; and 5.) all former believers would have perished. Learn more in this short video.


Did you know – Jesus Christ prays for you if you are a Christian! “Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25 NASB). Intercession means to pray on behalf of. How awesome is that to have the Son of God pray for you!

If you feel a prompting in your heart

Jesus said, “No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:44 NASB). This verse means that it is GOD who draws someone. No one can save you. No pastor, no preacher, no magic phrases of words of “say this and be saved.” Even you can’t save you. No one can save you except God.

If you feel a prompting in your heart, it may be God who is asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. Accept Jesus into your heart NOW, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. There are no second chances to accept Christ if you die before you accept Him. Do it now if He is prompting you.

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