Matthew 28:5 & 6, “And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
What does the resurrection mean to you? Does it mean a spring break, new suit of clothes, time with the family, or is it your very hope of eternal life? To me it is the gospel I preach. I Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
So what have you decided? What does the resurrection mean to you? Everyone must decide. Was the resurrection a hoax or was it history?
In the Bible we find others who have decided about our Lord. The innkeeper decided to leave Him outside. Herod decided to murder Him. Peter decided to follow Him. Mary decided to worship Him. The Rich young ruler decided to leave Him. Judas decided to sell Him. Pilate decided to wash his hands of Him. Stephen decided to die for Him, and Paul decided to live for Him. What have you decided?
I Corinthians 15:17 & 57, “And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Don’t let this Easter pass you by without looking back to the cross upon which He dies, the tomb in which He laid and that glad morning on which He arose!
Anchor Baptist Church
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