To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.’ Bernhard Langer
The events that we remember at Easter are, indeed, everything to Christians. The very centre of our faith – the death and resurrection of Jesus – is commemorated and celebrated over this festival. It is a time of somber reflection and great joy.
For some however, the joyful celebration and significance of Easter is overshadowed by buns, bonnets, bunnies and, of course, bucket loads of CHOCOLATE! Young people can sometimes have a jumbled up view of the Easter story, which is picked up in snippets from RE lessons or Sunday school. The Easter story brings soooooo much more than some nice chocolate (although I’ll admit the chocolate is tasted!), it shows us how Jesus can bring each and everyone of us back into right relationship with God Himself - amazing!!
Isiah 53 - speaks about what will happen - prophesying about Jesus.
John 17-20 - is an eye witness account writing about what actually happened.
1 Corinthians 15:12-19 - why does Paul say that if Jesus has not been raised from the dead then our faith is worthless? & What has the death & resurrection done for us?
Let’s celebrate, because despite all around us may feel like sinking sand He has made a way for us to be with Him now and forever. This Easter season, why not ask Jesus to live in your heart & if you already know Him, why not ask Him to show you more of who He is?
Pray: Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for me. Thank you that through your death & resurrection, you have made a way for me to stand before you clean, spotless, completely perfect in your eyes. Please forgive my sins, anything at all that I have done to hurt you & please come and live in me, make yourself at home and grow in me changing me to be more like you until we meet. I confess that you’re are Lord of my life and no other. Thank you that you promise never to leave or forsake me. Thank you for being with me.
Dance: Dance all day ... click the link to check out the video.
The Lord bless you & keep you wonderful Oak Youth, He is Risen!
Becks & the Oak Youth team