Stand Alone Sermon: Easter Sunday
From the moment God said, “Let there be light!” until the day Jesus rose from the dead there had never been a day like this … a day when something that changed the course of human history was noticed by so few. Yet today millions of people will celebrate Jesus’ resurrection in some way. We have the advantage of looking back on that day through the lens of the past 2000 years. By God’s grace and design we have His Word to explain God’s plan and to help us understand what the death and resurrection of Jesus means to us who believe. We have the Holy Spirit working within us to move our hearts to receive as truth all that God has revealed in His Word. Truly, we are, of all people, most blessed!!! Today is a day of celebration because of what happened on that first resurrection day so long ago. And as we celebrate, God calls us to remember that Jesus didn’t just rise from the dead to be remembered once a year … HE IS ALIVE!!! Jesus rose from the dead to be Lord, to be King, to reign at the Father’s right hand, and because of that we live with joy and peace and hope. We know that Jesus has conquered sin and death and the grave for us and that we will live forever with Him. AND, we know that He is coming again to establish His kingdom on the earth and then to bring us into His eternal kingdom in a new heaven and a new earth. All because of this one day, when death was no more for our Savior and our Lord!! Praise God for His love in sending His Son and look forward to the day of His return!