As this Easter season is approaching, more time has been spent looking into what could be shared with people from the Bible about WHY Easter is more than just showing up to church at the one of two occasions that some folks do. What it all boils down to is something so profound that we as Christians cannot even comprehend the how, but we sure do KNOW the what! If there had not been the Resurrection, we would have NO reason to have Faith. Redemption is because of the Resurrection. The very Foundation of our Faith rests on what we celebrate on Easter – The Risen Saviour!
Ribbons and bows are important in all colors – really, they are – but I’d prefer to have the One of Scarlet which we find in Joshua 2:21 | KJV:
“And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.”
Joshua 2:21 | King James Version
The One of Scarlet that is being referred to is the Son of God, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. The Messiah came, born as a babe, so that He might be our payment for Sin and settle the debt of the final Sacrifice by dying on the Cross – and being Raised AGAIN! Do NOT forget that last part – it is CRITICAL! Has it been a long time since you’ve heard words spoken like those? Would we say that “folks don’t talk like that anymore?” or that it has been a long time since we’ve seen people get stirred up over just WHO paid that Price with His LIFE?
Finding the reason for, hinge or core for any belief or practice is key to understanding the importance of that item for any group of people. Simply put, it is what makes that item real and believable to that group of people. Some of those things are more tangible than others, with some even being so obscure that it causes other to be skeptics even after presenting all the information about it possible.
On the other hand though, comes what might be referred to as a “tradition” or could be summed up in the this manner, “We’ve always done it this way, so why change now?” The challenge to those thoughts is this though – they don’t make a change of Destiny or Eternity, Resurrection DOES! Our Faith is built upon Christ BEING Risen! That FACT changes everything – and this Series shows us 30 ways of telling folks what that means this Easter.
This is our Scarlet Line for our time – we have to TELL others what it means, what it will mean for them – whether they choose to accept Him or reject Him. Telling someone their dress is “pretty” or that their suit makes them “handsome” is all and well, but it only lasts for a moment, each soul lasts for Eternity.
Each of us have thirty plus one ways to tell them what Easter means for the Christian – thirty (30) from this Series that gives them pure Bible AND our own personal testimony of what that Redeeming, Resurrection has done for us!
The following list of thirty (30) Faith items provide solid reasons of the Who, What, Where, When and How in the Bible that we are to Celebrate this Easter.
List of Faith Items
|Set One||Set Two||Set Three|
|Blessed Is He||
Spirit Through Faith
|Sincerity & Truth||Hope Toward God||
Confess & Believe
|Where I Am||Have Everlasting Life||
A New Creature
|His Love Toward Us||Believeth In Jesus||
More Excellent Name
|Righteous In Him||Be Of Good Cheer||
Glory To Be Revealed
|He Is Risen||For It Is Written||
Freely Gives Us All
|The Way, Truth & Life||The Spirit Is Life||
To Make Intercession
|Peace Be Unto You||Bought With A Price||
Unto A Lively Hope
|I Follow After Christ||
Written In The Law
Having Forgiven All
|Lion Of Juda Prevailed||
Thanks Be To God
Let Us Come Boldly
These thirty (30) items provide a solid Foundation for each of us to understand that Easter is more than brightly colored clothes and egg hunts for the children, it is the Celebration of the Resurrection. It is indeed and should be a joyous occasion for each one of us – sharing with those closest to us and those at any distance – as Christians to Honor the Saviour and to Praise our God of All Creation.
The sets have no real dividing reason or method, except to make them a little more manageable – each of them contain ten (10) Faith items from Scripture to remind us of why Resurrection Day makes Eternity in Heaven possible for the Believer.
Resurrection Faith | http://delivertheword.com/resurrectionfaith
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e-Courage | http://delivertheword.com/how-to-use-e-courage