Easter Sunday: Day of resurrection - why it is important to Christians?

Recently I had cause to tell someone, "God loves you". "They are simply extraordinary and attractive", said one lay person, a veteran who retained his enthusiasm for these events.

Time and the line-up at the checkout put an end to the conversation.

We would, therefore, like to join our Christian brethren in celebrating this great occasion in peace, harmony and love.

The person asking the question of me was not at all convinced that there was much good going on.

Holy Week follows Jesus' final days on Earth and the crucial moments that define the Christian faith today: His crucifixion and resurrection three days later.

There seems to be a lack of good news: leastways, if we took note of what is presented to us over and over, we might think so. We are accepted as we are and guaranteed a new life with Jesus now and for eternity.

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Still, 16 of the past 17 have been gone to players in the top 30, and eight of the past 10 have been won by players in the top 12. Instead, Sarazen ripped it with a four-wood on his second shot to achieve a double eagle/albatross to tie Wood on one stroke.

With all the festivities that have been formed around the celebration of Easter, it may have become a little confusing of what Easter is all about.

It's easy to find bad news; let's be bearers of the Good News. For each of these people, when they meet the risen Jesus, their lives are changed. He lived a flawless life and then died a horrific death on the old rugged cross to pay the penalty for our sinful behavior. Believe it or not, whether you are a Christian or not, God loved you that he sacrificed his beloved son to give us all hope. You see the Bible is quite clear. The story fashioned by God in love and hope is that love is more than death.

The long holidays also afford people who live away from their families the chance to travel back to catch up with affairs at home.

Rainer said history can also be a useful tool, noting that "not a lot" of people know church or biblical history. (1 Corinthians 15:17). Without the resurrection, we have no hope; but with it, we have the assurance of eternal life.

From the first Easter almost 2000 years ago, Easter is breathtaking news. Receiving Christ as Lord assures us of everlasting life with God, as well as each other. Christmas was originally about the birth of Jesus - but many who do not believe in Jesus still have a tree and stockings and exchange gifts because it is a custom, not a religious practice. Today, He offers you and I forgiveness for our sins and an opportunity to live in heaven with Him.

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