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EASTER CHANGES EVERYTHING – April 20

April 20, 2014

“And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.” 1 Corinthians 15:17-18

 Easter changes everything.

 If Christ had not been raised then…

… Church wastes a Sunday.
… prayer is merely meditation.
… the Bible is a best-selling self-help book.
cross… charity is a utopian ideal.
… faith is a crutch.
… self-denial is a waste of effort.
… happiness is fleeting.
… everlasting joy is a myth.
… peace is impossible.
… God is unknown.
… sin remains.
… God does not love us.
… suffering is without meaning.
… this is as good as it gets.
…our future is a grave.
… we are fools.

Easter changes everything.

Because Christ has risen, we know …

… He is the messiah.
… the prophesies have been fulfilled.
… the penalty of sin has been paid.
… the curse of sin is removed.
… death has been defeated.
… the kingdom of God will be established.
… all things are possible.
… eternal life awaits beyond the grave.
… glory will be revealed to us.
… suffering has purpose.
… we are loved by God.
… our faith is not in vain.
… we are not fools.
… we are children of God.
… we are heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.

empty-tombEaster changes everything.

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

(1 Corinthians 15:58)

PRAYER: Father, thank you for Easter.  Thank you for raising your Son from the grave.  Thank you for keeping all of your promises.  Thank you for redeeming me.  Thank you for giving hope and eternal life.  I praise your name on this glorious day for what you have done.    I pray this in the precious name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen

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6 comments

  1. That second list os what we know because Christ has risen is POWERFUL! Contemplating all those magnificent blessings together fills my mind with wonder and my heart with overflowing gratitude. God is SO GOOD to us! Thank you, JD, for presenting such joy in this post.


  2. Amen


  3. Reblogged this on judith99blog and commented:
    I am always blessed by this blog. If you haven’t checked it out, please do.


    • Thank you so much for the reblog. I am very glad that you have been bless by my blog. I appreciate the encouragement.
      God Bless!
      JD


  4. Thanks for the most inspiring post. . . and what a difference the resurrection makes. . . the world has never been the same since that occurred!

    Thanks also for the “likes” on Dr. J’s Apothecary Shoppe. I appreciate the encouragement.

    Dr.J


  5. I am so glad Easter broke in on me and changed everything. Where would we be without Christ. The beginning of this post sums it up well.



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