This Series has been created from a reminder given in our Easter Services at church on greetings. Many places the Paschal greeting can be found, which is also known as the Easter acclamation – or simply a prompted response to “Christ is Risen!” of “He is Risen Indeed.” Many preachers of time past have used the greeting in order to get the congregation to return the response in unison, as did our Pastor on Easter Sunday.
Actually, I like to call it Resurrection Sunday, for that is actually what we are signifying in the celebration to begin with – if Christ had not Risen, we’d have nothing to celebrate – for He’d be like any other “deity” of the making, in a grave. The Resurrection of our Saviour is what makes Salvation possible and our Eternity secure, as our Faith is in Him alone.
A Message of Hope
Our church’s outreach this year for Resurrection Sunday this year was the message that “Hope Is Here”, which focused on the Risen Saviour and how those without Him could trust Him. The two sentence response, “The Lord Is Risen!” being said by our Pastor and “He Is Risen Indeed” said by the congregation is what started this Series. It spurred much looking and finding, as well as, singing and praising the God of Creation as pieces fell into place like the last few puzzle pieces when completing a complicated puzzle.
A few hymns came to mind also, including: He Lives, Because He Lives, Christ Arose and Crown Him with Many Crowns. We sang two of them on Resurrection Sunday morning in service – may they be upon our minds, hears and lips as we live out our daily lives. They are wonderful reminders of what our Risen Saviour has done for us!
There are ten (10) reminders drawn from my Bible study on how we each can show how we know that Christ is Risen and is Alive!
- He Is Risen
- Being Faithful
- In Our Worship
- Being Involved
- By Praying
- By Sharing
- By Witnessing
- In Showing
- By Living
- By Supporting
Each of these reminders is a specific verse of Scripture that not only reminds, but shows each of us individually what we should be doing to live out that personal Risen belief in our own lives. Can we, or more important maybe, will we respond “He is Risen Indeed!” with every fiber of our being? Choose today to serve the Risen One and share the Message of Hope that so many around us so desperately need in their own lives.
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