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good news for Easter!

   

 

  …and for all this month!

  Is Easter about snowdrops or daffodils?

  Is it about chocolate eggs, bunnies, or preparing for the marathon?

Let me introduce you to Jesus.

"Why him?" Because that's who Easter is all about!

Jesus! The real Jesus! The Jesus of the Bible!

Could it be that this is not the 'religious Jesus' you’ve heard about?

 

Check it out for yourself -

Sometimes known as Jesus Christ, he lived in the Middle East about 2000 years ago.

The thing is, he's still alive!

"You're joking," I hear you say. No! Definitely not. The reality is, he died once but is alive now!

 

"If I die will I live again?" Good question!

The answer *  is coming so read on!

Jesus Christ was born - well, not quite like you and me because he lived before he was born.

"What? Now that sounds ridiculous!" Not when you get to know him!

 

If you’re asking –

"Where can I meet him, then?"

Come with me to the cross. It’s that –

FIRST EASTER WEEKEND

The Roman governor gave the Jews a choice. They could have one of two prisoners released. They chose the criminal and had Jesus crucified because, they said, He made himself the Son of God.

What they refused to accept was that he actually was the God of Creation come in human form to us, his creatures. And he was to prove it within three days!

In many ways, over the previous three years he had demonstrated conclusively that he knew everything and could do anything (as only God can) even walking on the waves and making dead people live again.

 

“So, if I die will I live again?” He did! Three days after he was crucified and buried.

This is no fairy tale. Within the next 40 days more than 500 people saw him alive again and watched him ascend into the clouds. He’s alive now and for ever!

 

"He is risen" has been the exclamation of his followers ever since that first Easter dawn.

See Luke chapter 24 verse 6 in the Bible.

 

Logically then, if you and I can have his life in us, we will have eternal life, too. The good news is,

that’s exactly what he promised – the certainty of being with him in Heaven – to all who trust in him.

"And if I don't?" He told us that as well. And as our Maker he should know!

 

"How can I know him?" you ask.

Simply take this brief explanation seriously.

A. Admit your need before God for Jesus, who is the only way to God. (Look up John 14:1-6 in the Bible)

B. Believe in God’s provision of Jesus who died on the cross and rose again to give you his life.(“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full,” said Jesus in John 10:10)

C. Consider the cost of following Jesus. Are you ready now to turn from your old life and trust in Him? (Look up John 3:16–18)

D. Decide now to follow Jesus. Believe in your heart and openly declare your faith in Jesus Christ (Look up Romans 10:9-10). Then join with other like-minded followers of Jesus Christ

Easter is good news! It’s about the Jesus of the Bible.

For more, go to good news for everyone!

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* If I die will I live again?

This was the question at an Easter Special on Sunday 25 March 2018. Check out the recording.