Prayer of Easter, Resurrection Day

Hallelujah! The Lord is Risen! Hallelujah! May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us this day.May this meal be blessed as we gather to celebrate together.May your love be shared amongst us as we enjoy the gift of fellowship.May we remember to offer grace and forgiveness that you have freely given us,And …

What is Easter?

Resurrection by Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506), tempera on wood, 70x92 cm, detail depicting Christ, 1457-1459 Easter comes two days after Good Friday. It is the fulfillment of the prophesied Messiah who was to come. We know the Messiah or Savior as Jesus who resurrected from the dead. Christians commemorate Easter as the most holy day in …

What is the origin of Easter

The Resurrection of Christ, 1700 (oil on canvas) by Noel Coypel (1628-1707) Jesus' resurrection happened over 2,000 years ago. Over 500 Christians saw Jesus personally after he resurrected in bodily form. He walked and talked with people right up to the time he ascended into heaven (1 Corinthians 15:1-11). We as Christians have a very …

The post-resurrected Jesus

When most of us think of Easter, it’s usually a simple one. Jesus rose from the dead, then ascended into heaven.  What we don't hear much about is what happened just after Jesus resurrected. Some dismiss or try to explain away the miracle of Jesus' resurrection, saying that he was only a spirit-being (like a …

Easter Prayer of Confession

Gracious Father, you sent your Son to die and rise to new life in order that death might be brought to an end and that we might live a new life in Him. Yet we confess that we too often have chosen to remain captive to doubt and fear and ways that lead to death. …

Easter resurrection – Happy Easter

Some people don’t believe that there is a resurrection.  They believe that once they have passed on from this life, there will be no other life in the future. They live, they die and memories of themselves will just fizzle away like as if they had never existed.  The Sadducees (who are different from Pharisees) …

A case for the resurrection of Jesus

Jesus is risen. That is why we as Christians celebrate Easter. But for more Christians are planted seeds of doubt these days.  Science may try to 'poke holes into the resurrected Jesus' [ 😉 above image], but it cannot completely disprove that Jesus' resurrection from death is impossible and unverifiable. Is the Christian faith based …

Was all that pain necessary for our salvation?

Was all that pain necessary for our salvation? In comparison to Jesus, do you think anyone else in this life has endured a similar level of pain Jesus went through? [ This video on Christ's passion put together with great music and scenes from the movie "Passion of the Christ" so it might be a …

He is Risen! Hallelujah!

Hopefully, you have been encouraged this Easter Sunday morning of Christ’s resurrection. For me personally, Christ's resurrection is the most important event and theological issue for the church. Moreover, I would consider one's belief in the resurrection to be the most important factor in determining the current status of a person's life and faith in …