Pastor Mike Procter
Why is Easter so important?
Because it proved that Jesus Christ was telling the truth. Jesus made some outrageous claims. He claimed to be the Son of God and the only way to heaven. In John 14:6, Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me".
Many people throughout history have claimed to be God. But the difference with Jesus is that He was the only one who proved to be God. Jesus said, "I am going to prove it. I'm going to die for the sins of the world, and three days later I'm going to rise back to life". And that is exactly what He did.
The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event of all time. It split history into A.D. and B.C. Now every time you write a date, you are using Jesus Christ's resurrection as the reference point. And it all happened on the dawn of a new day. Luke 1:78 says, "A new day will dawn on us from above because our God is loving and merciful".
Yes, that first Easter changed everything because we, now, have the avenue to come into relationship with the loving and merciful God through Jesus Christ. If you have never admitted you have sinned, confessed your sins to Jesus Christ and asked Him to become your Lord, I would encourage you to do so. By doing so, God will forgive your sins, Jesus will become your Lord and you will become a new person (1 Corinthians 5:17) and a part of God's family. Why? Because He is loving and merciful. If you have questions, please contact me. I would be honored to share with you how you can become a part of God's family.
Join us for Easter Sunday Worship Service
April 17th at 10:15 a.m.