Let’s concentrate for just a moment on the basic facts of our redemption in Christ. Dr. David Jeremiah shared this summary in a recent, “Turning Point”:
“It was God’s plan to enjoy fellowship with His creation for eternity, and He ultimately will. But when man sinned—a ghastly offense in the sight of our holy God—it required a correspondingly serious solution. A perfectly sinless Man had to die.”
That is what makes the gospel not only good news, but great news for us. In I Corinthians 15, the apostle Paul tells us that the gospel is that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised to life on the third day according to the Scriptures.” (I Corinthians 15:3-4)
Jesus died on the cross so that we would not have to do so. He took our place, paid our debt, and nailed the bill of our sin to his cross. Then, he gloriously defeated death. Jesus words to us are the same as he spoke to people in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” As Paul says in II Corinthians 5:20, “We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (I, or any other staff member or leader in our church will be glad to answer your questions and/or help you make this most important decision.)
The basics are crystal clear –
- The cross of Jesus is empty; the work is done.
- The tomb of Jesus is unoccupied; the Lord Jesus lives forevermore.
We will worship the resurrected Lord
Jesus on Easter Sunday at both
9:00 and 10:30.
Please join us online or in person.