Easter is a great time to celebrate. Many get together with family, share a meal and perhaps have special treats for the kids. But why do we celebrate? It has nothing to do with bunnies and eggs. It is not about fertility as some religions believe. It is about victory over death and sin. It was God’s plan all along for His one and only Son to come to this earth, take the sins of the world and pay for them by giving His life, dying on the cross, and being raised on the third day. So this day is much bigger than many realize. It is the day that we can declare victory over sin and death because Christ did. All we have to do is believe and trust in Him.Continue reading “The True Reason for Easter”
Tag: Good Friday
Why Did Jesus Come?
Most of us know the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We know that He died for our sins. How? Why did He have to die for our sins? That could be a complete study in itself. All have sinned. All of us are guilty. God is just and there is a payment that is needed to cleanse us of our sins. We must be “clean” to be in His presence. So God, in His justice and His love, provided a way to pay the penalty. He provided a sacrifice. The sacrifice must be pure, must be clean, without blemish. Only in His Son, is this possible. He loved us so much that He provided His Son to pay that penalty. Jesus took the sins of all the world, placed them on His shoulders and gave His life on the cross. That is what Good Friday is all about. Continue reading “Why Did Jesus Come?”