The Ethos of Easter
Mar 28 10:29 AM

The Ethos of Easter

Mar 28 10:29 AM
Mar 28 10:29 AM

In a survey of students at a prominent mid-western university, 67% claimed to be of the Christian faith. When those surveyed were asked what they first thought of when Easter was mentioned, what do you think they answered?

  • The leading response was Easter eggs at 26%.
  • The Easter bunny garnered 16%.
  • Church came in at 14%.
  • Christ received 11%.
  • Resurrection got 11%.
  • Sweets were mentioned in 5%.
  • Family came up in 5%.
  • Other stuff    12%. 

If you count Church, Christ and Resurrection together, that adds up to just 36%. Compared to Easter eggs and the Easter bunny adding up to whopping 42%. Wow!

But, regardless of what the world, our culture or our customs tell us, the reason Christians celebrate Easter is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Without doubt Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is the single most important event in all of history.

Jesus’ resurrection is the lynch-pin to God’s creative masterpiece.

Just as there is one cut of the rough diamond that displays all the brilliant facets of the ge, so the resurrection reveals the many aspects of God’s redemptive plan.

The Facts Are:

God sent His only Son to live among us for the purpose of restoring us to right relationship with Him shows the great lengths He is willing to go to keep His promises. God is faithful.

Jesus came, knowing death on a cross awaited Him, demonstrates how great His love for us is. God is love.

Jesus bore our sins and took the punishment for them, He paid the price for our redemption, exhibits the saving grace of our redeemer. Jesus saves.

God’s raising Jesus from the dead is proof that we are free from the bondage of sin and death. The resurrection is our assurance that the holy and just God accepts the sacrifice made on our behalf; our debt is paid in full, our hope is secure. Jesus lives!!

As Christians we celebrate as a praise offering to God for what He has done.

We celebrate the wonderful transformation that we’ve experienced in salvation and the continuing transformation of sanctification.

We celebrate because we have been blessed.

We celebrate so that others might see our joy and be drawn to the Savior.

We celebrate the RESURRECTION!

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