Preparing Our Hearts for Easter

Easter is only three weeks away! Christianity rises and falls on the resurrection of Christ. If Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, everything is proved. Everything is fulfilled or will be fulfilled. 

  • Jesus is God.
  • The Scriptures are accurate.
  • The prophecies are fulfilled.
  • Sin and death have been conquered.
  • The gospel is man’s only hope for salvation.
  • Forgiveness is available.
  • New life is available.
  • Redemption is possible.
  • Sorrows can be turned into joy.
  • Hallalujah, the tomb is empty!

.     “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
55   “O death, where is your victory?
.       O death, where is your sting?”  
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56 
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 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 15:54–58 (ESV)]   

Empty Tomb image 1

Lord Jesus,
my heart runs away from suffering
like water down a hill.
I shrink back from suffering
at nearly every chance.

But You willingly took upon Yourself my sin. Your love for me is amazing and my spirit is bowed in awe of Your matchless sacrifice.

Thank You for the wonder of Your love.
Thank You for laying down Your life for me.
Help me to live all of my life for You.
In Your steadfast name, I pray.

Amen.

Prayer excerpted from
Experience the Passion of Christ, page 6.

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