Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Easter, What's it all About

Easter, what’s it all about?
Commercialism, I’m so tired of commercialism! Every holiday, every event is cheapened by commercialism. At Christmas we are given Santa Claus, flying reindeer and elves as heroes. Who ever made up such foolishness. At Thanksgiving we celebrate the Turkey instead of the one who gave us turkey. Now Easter, what’s up with bunny rabbits and colored eggs. It sounds to me that once again it’s foolishness and we are celebrating the creation more than the creator (Rom. 1:25).

Have you been to the local Wal-Mart recently? Have you spied all the cute little bunnies, pretty spring flowers, huge assortment of candy and plastic eggs. What exactly is this stuff for? Is it to celebrate spring or is it the devil’s way to mask the truth in order to keep people from remembering what Easter is really about? I say it’s the latter! The devil will do anything to make sure that everyone forgets that the real reason we celebrate holidays like such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter because he don’t want us to remember or think about the wonderful things that God has done for us.

We as Christians oftentimes allow commercialism to consume us as well. I at times have been caught up in all that stuff because it’s cute and fun. I love my family and I want them to enjoy life. I want them to be happy. However, the world and my family needs a savior not an Easter bunny.

So what is Easter and why do we celebrate it? We as Christians all know that Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ, but what really does that mean? Let’s read all about it.

We are going to start at the beginning because before there can ever be a resurrection there must first be a death and burial. Isaiah 53:5

The Death

Matt. 26:1-5; Christ speaks of his crucifixion; 14-25—the betrayal of Judas;
Then Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane that he would not have to go through this.
Matt. 26:47-50—arresting of Jesus
Matt. 26:59-68—before the counsel
Matt. 27:1-2;11-50

The Burial

Matt. 27:57-61
John 19:38-42

The Resurrection

Matt. 28:1-7

Why did all of this happen and why do we need to remember or celebrate it?

Matt. 28:18-20

Christ’s death and ohh so important resurrection was so that his gospel might be preached to every nation. His gospel of salvation. Because really Christ came, suffered, died and rose again that we all have the chance to be saved.

John 3:17—For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Now that’s worth celebrating!

Isaiah 53:5—he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).

Gal. 1:4—Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.

Titus 2:14—Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

We don’t deserve all this but it’s because of God’s love that we have this wonderful opportunity:

Let’s remind someone today, someone who may not have heard, or maybe because of all the commercialism, has forgotten, that Jesus died and rose again just for them. He took back the keys to death, hell and the grave which is the wages of sin and gave each and every person the chance to be free from it’s grip. Thank you Jesus!


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