Summary: Every sermon they preached was related to resurrection. It should not be a once a year Easter Message. Our message/our life/our thinking should all be focused on his resurrection .then you will have life. Resurrection power should come upon our spirit....
THE MIGHTINESS OF EASTER.-5/4/2015.
Php 3:10.. " That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;.."
This is Easter festival. It is the oldest and most important festival in the Christian calendar. It finishes in the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is the day when families get together to share a meal, and eat lots of chocolates. Easter is linked with Jesus coming back to life, and visiting his friends and followers once more in a new way. Jesus had told his disciples in advance that he would rise again on the third day after his death. He had been buried in the tomb for 3 days and three nights, and everything seemed to be over. The good story of Jesus seemed to be over with a tragic death on the cross. but Sunday changed the whole scene. As Jesus rose from the dead, he met all his friends. Paul says about 500 people saw him. O who were these lucky 500? I surely think they were people who loved him/waited for him/lived for him. Easter is, therefore, a time of great celebration for Christians. Churches are sometimes decorated with white lilies, traditional Easter flowers, and the mood is joyful and uplifting. When we were small daddy used to buy “Hot cross buns.’ from the bakery, and we used to eat it with great relish. It was slightly sweeter, with a cross on the bun. It has its roots right from the beginning, it spoke of spring. for Christians the cross symbolized the cross.
If we understand the real meaning of Easter it will empower you to live a successful and overcoming life. The key to knowing this truth is that in almost every sermon of the apostles they mentioned about resurrection. When they spoke of his death they spoke of his resurrection. Look at Peter on the day of Pentecost what he says. He says. in Acts.2:22.He said Jesus of Nazareth was approved of God, did miracles, and you put him to death, but God raised him from the dead. and then he says David spoke of him. Yes David speaks of his own resurrection, when he said. I have set the lord always before me, because he is at my right hand I shall not be moved…so my heart is glad. I am joyful; my body also will rest in hope. You will not leave me in the grave. You will not let your holy one see corruption. David is seeing the resurrection of Jesus. He says I will not be left in the grave, I will be resurrected. How? By the resurrection of Jesus. Every sermon they preached was related to resurrection. It should not be a once a year Easter Message, our message/our life/our thinking should all be focused on his resurrection .then you will have life. Resurrection power should come upon our spirit, soul and body, and cause us to preserve us. No sickness no disease can remain upon you. But the question is how I can tap the resurrection power. How can I get hold of that power? We know this resurrection power should not be received just once, but it should be a continuous process. Paul after being in the ministry for so many yrs says.” That I may know him and the power of his resurrection.’ That means he was seeking daily to get to know the lord, and seek for the power of resurrection.that was the secret of his success in life, and ministry. I would like to speak on three areas regarding the resurrection of Jesus. and how it affect us.