Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014 - ,,, 1 comment

Happy Easter! Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!

After we eat the chocolate bunnies, find all the eggs, and play all the games, what is Easter really all about? What makes the death of a single man by the Roman Empire so important?

There may have been a pax Romana, but that doesn't mean that everything was peaceful and lovely in the Roman Empire. The way they maintained the peace was with an iron fist. What that means is that at the very first sign of  trouble they would round up the leaders and execute them.

The Roman Empire executed Jesus just like they executed over hundred other rebel leaders. What makes Jesus extraordinary is not that he died on the cross. That was a typical execution method for political prisoners. What makes Jesus extraordinary is that he defeated death. He rose from the dead and showed himself not just to the disciples. It happened over 2000 years ago, and we're still talking about it.

Here is a hipster version of "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today." Happy Easter!


Easter represents the resurrection of our lord Jesus Christ from the dead, after his death on the cross he was buried. He rose up from the dead after 3 days. As part of our celebration, Easter is celebrated for 3 days. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the full penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.

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