I love Easter Sunday!
Not just for the Cadbury Eggs filled with chocolate or the Starburst Jelly Beans (which are the only Jelly Beans worth eating), and not even for the bigger-than-average crowds at church.
I love Easter because it is one more reminder of the resurrection.
Sometimes people will say, “We remember Jesus every week, so why is this one special?” My answer is simple. I love my wife every day, but I still celebrate her birthday and our anniversary. We need more reasons to celebrate and remember, not fewer.
The resurrection is the center point of Christianity. There are a lot of important pieces of Bible teaching that you can survive without getting quite right, but the resurrection is the most important. Let’s take every opportunity we can to talk about it! After all, the apostles mentioned it in almost every single sermon recorded in Acts!
The resurrection is crucial. Without it, Christianity falls apart (1 Corinthians 15:12-19).
The resurrection is the transforming power behind our new lives (Romans 5:1-11).
The resurrection demonstrates that nothing stops God from keeping his promises (Psalm 16:10, Acts 2:27, 13:35).
The resurrection gives us hope and strength and purpose and joy and meaning and life! I think that’s worth celebrating, don’t you?