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While checking through several websites about Easter, I was saddened at the heavy emphasis on Easter eggs, Easter bunnies and all sorts of worldly promotions. There was very little on any of those websites to suggest Easter as a religious holiday.

 

It's sad that one of the most proven facts in history--the resurrection of Jesus--is barely considered or mentioned in those promotional tools about Easter.

 

This holiday, considered the most sacred of all spiritual holidays, should be all about the "empty" cross and the "empty" tomb.  

 

The empty cross fulfilled the prophecy given hundreds of years before that God (as Jesus) would come to the earth and die barbarically on a cross to pay for the sins of those who would repent and trust in Him alone for eternal life. 

 

Upon His death, Jesus' body was taken down, leaving the blood-stained cross empty, just as prophesied. His body was then placed in a borrowed tomb on Friday. But on Sunday He resurrected from the grave, proving His deity and completing God's provision for our salvation.


As we fellowship with family and friends on Easter (April 20), let's remind everyone that Easter specifically commemorates Resurrection Day, the most significant day in all of history. 

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Thank you for all the positive responses and the kind words about the current preaching series, God's Salvation: A Work of Grace. It had been several years since we preached these vital doctrines as a package.

 

Please pass on to the Lord your words of gratitude. They are His doctrines; I am merely one of His messengers. These doctrines are what Jesus preached and what the apostles taught back in the First Century. They are, in a nutshell, the Gospel Truth.

 

It's great to be reminded, isn't it, that it is God's salvation which is provided to those who believe, and that we cannot do anything, in and of ourselves, to deserve it. The Scripture is jam-packed with hundreds of affirmations that "salvation is of the Lord." 

 

Let's make a practice of being more grateful for what God has wrought. If you have been saved from God's wrathful judgment, pray that you never get over what the Lord has done and that you will continue to learn about what it entails. However, if you have not confessed your sinfulness and turned away from sinful tendencies, you should consider turning to the Lord. Placing your trust in the shed blood of Christ alone is God's only way of avoiding His judgment. Call upon the Lord with a fully surrendered heart, and He will provide you His great salvation.

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