Jesus had told his disciples in advance that he would rise again on the third day after his death. He had been buried in a tomb guarded by a huge stone and guarded by soldiers so that no one could steal the body. When some women came to visit the grave on that Sunday morning, they found that the huge stone had been moved and the tomb was empty. Jesus was seen that day and for several days later, and revisited old friends who realized what had been prophesied had come true. Jesus had indeed risen from the dead and so all he said before and after the cross must be true.
Read Matthew 28 – Mark 16 – Luke 24 and John 20.
Today, you sit in judgment of Jesus Christ.
Just as Pilate asked, “What shall I do then with Jesus who is called the Christ?”
You also must decide whether he was who he said or not.
WHAT DOES EASTER MEAN
- God loves you. John 3:16
THE PROBLEM IS
- All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong. This is called sin, and our sins have separated us from God. Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT ABOUT 2,000 YEARS AGO
- God sent His son to die for our sins. Romans 5:8
YOU CAN CHOOSE TO ASK JESUS CHRIST TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS AND BE YOUR LORD AND SAVIOUR
If you have never considered asking Jesus to be the Lord of your life, consider:
“Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the grave to give me life. I know you are the only way to God so now I want to stop disobeying you and start living for You. Please forgive me.”
If you believe but have not followed through with your heart and actions, consider:
“I acknowledge that I have been directing my own life and as a result, I have sinned against you. I thank you that you have forgiven my sins through your death on the cross. I now invite you to again take your place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as you commanded me to be filled, and as you promised in your word that you would do as I ask in faith. I now thank you for directing my life and filling me with the Holy Spirit.”
Regardless of which one of these two prayers you may have prayed today, share your decision with a friend or your pastor so you can have someone to encourage you on your walk with Jesus.