I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's Day.
We are just two weeks away from Easter weekend. Many passages of scripture summarize the Easter message, but none better than Acts 2:24. Peter is preaching on the day of Pentecost and makes this declaration: "God raised him (Jesus) from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him."
Death, which is man's enemy, has been soundly defeated by Jesus Christ. Furthermore, Jesus said, "Because I live, you shall live also" (John 14:19). Easter Sunday we celebrate and declare to the world that the grave is empty and Jesus Christ is alive.
So what exactly does Easter mean? Let me suggest the following:
The events of Easter are the most important on the Christian calendar. We may enjoy and celebrate Christ's birth more enthusiastically, but Christ's death and resurrection is what secures and guarantees our salvation.
Don't get discouraged if they say "no" or say they will be here and then don't show. Let's do our part by inviting and extending a warm welcome. Remember, don't say "no" for others by not even bothering to invite them.
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