“I always thought Easter was all about the bunny and eggs. Now that I know Jesus, I can’t wait to celebrate His resurrection on Easter!” Those were the words spoken to me by a brother that radically met Jesus not long ago. If this is your first Easter as a Jesus follower, it’s not hard to be excited for what we celebrate!
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most pivotal moment in all of human history, all of the Christian faith rests on its veracity. Consider these words as we prepare to celebrate the risen Jesus, Savior of the world.
“Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.”
― N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church“The resurrection completes the inauguration of God’s kingdom. . . . It is the decisive event demonstrating thet God’s kingdom really has been launched on earth as it is in heaven.”"The message of Easter is that God’s new world has been unveiled in Jesus Christ and that you’re now invited to belong to it.”
― N.T. Wright“The resurrection is the revelation to chosen witnesses of the fact that Jesus who died on the cross is indeed king – conqueror of death and sin, Lord and Savior of all. The resurrection is not the reversal of a defeat but the proclamation of a victory. The King reigns from the tree. The reign of God has indeed come upon us, and its sign is not a golden throne but a wooden cross.”
― Lesslie Newbigin, Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture