Why is Easter so important?

Jesus Christ Crucifix

Only half the story of Easter

Why do Christians see Easter as such an important part of the year… I would even go as far to say that Easter IS the most important part of the year for Christians and that it’s the one thing that everything revolves around for ALL people claiming to be Christians.

Why?

Because it’s more that just a story it’s HISTORICAL… you can read in the Bible about real life encounters with people who were there.

The Apostle Paul (who spent a lot of his early carrier bashing Christians and killing them) said in 1 Cornithians 15:14

“And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless.”

and then later in 15:17

“And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins”

EVERYTHING hinges on this…

It wasn’t just Jesus’ teaching that was great the Bible is FULL of people who brought the word of God…

It wasn’t Jesus’ death that made people take notice… thousands of people have died for their faith…

The one thing that changed everything for the whole world is the fact that Jesus Christ came back to life!!!

He rose again… RESURRECTION

In the book of Acts… the main reason thousands of people became Christians, wasn’t because of just good preaching…  wasn’t because of a death… it was to do with the resurrection.
It was like “hey remember seeing that Jesus guy get crucified? – He came back to life again….”

And it wasn’t months ago or years ago… it was just a matter of weeks.

They all knew about it… and it was local…

It turned a bunch of sniffling disciples who were hiding… and turn them into followers of Christ… and for most of them that lead to their own death…

These stories are unchanged for centuries… it’s authentic… told by people who were there… passed on by people who knew them… in towns close to where it all happened…

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