What is the meaning of Easter? Easter is the day when we celebrate Jesus Christ rising
from the dead. Jesus is the Son of God and heroically gave His life to
die for our sins. On the third day after He died -- the day we now
celebrate as Easter Sunday -- His friends went to His grave, and found
that He had risen from the dead. They saw an angel who told them,
"Don't be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
He isn't here! He has been raised from the dead, just as He said it
Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday; now He offers to you the gift of eternal life and forgiveness of sins. This is the true story of Easter, and how it can change your life. Here are 4 principles that tell how you can receive the gift of God for your life.
1. God Loves You!
The Bible says, "God so loved the world
that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall
not perish, but have eternal life"
The problem is that
2. All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong. This is called sin, and our sins have separated us from God.
The Bible says “All have sinned and fall
short of the glory of God.” God is perfect and holy, and our sins
separate us from God forever. The Bible says “The wages of sin is
The good news is that, about 2,000 years ago,
3. God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. http://www.jesusandeaster.com/?gclid=CLqj2rWxoK8CFQdG3wodJyIebA Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a
sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.
“God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners
Christ died for us.”
Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His
Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life -- of living forever with
Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Jesus said "I am
the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by
God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child.
"As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children
of God, even to those who believe on His name." You can choose to ask
Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord
4. If you want to accept Christ
as Savior and turn from your sins, you can ask Him to be your Savior and
Lord by praying a prayer like this: "Lord Jesus, I believe you are
the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my
sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of
eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and
Savior. I want to serve you always." Did you pray this prayer?