“For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.”
– Romans 14:9
There it is in black and white; the Truth of Easter. Jesus died and returned to life. The claim is not that Jesus was in a coma and then recovered, He was dead and is alive again. It’s a busy week for Christians. Tonight we observe the institution of the Lord’s Supper, tomorrow we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus, and Sunday we celebrate His resurrection! Christ died, and Christ is alive again. I sincerely hope and pray that you find a place to celebrate this miracle on Sunday. We have reason to celebrate, not just because Jesus came back from the dead, but because all who have faith in Jesus will come back from the dead as well to live eternally in heaven. We have God’s Word on it. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 NIV “According to the Lord’s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.” Encourage each other with the Truth of the Resurrection. Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again. Because Jesus lives, we too will live forever!