1 Corinthians 15:3-5 (ESV) For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve
Easter is upon us again, and we have eaten many chocolates by now. We may have baked and given away a number of hot cross buns and perhaps even organised a few Easter egg hunts. Every year we celebrate Easter and I pray that every Easter can be a meaningful time for you and those precious to you. So how can we make this Easter meaningful?
Celebrate who Jesus is and our relationship with Him
- Set aside some time for reflection and resolution.
- Set aside time to celebrate the hope we have in Him, who you were before you met Jesus and who you are now.
- Set aside time for family devotion and prayer. Easter can be meaningful for our kids too as we talk about Jesus and His sacrifice for us
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 (ESV) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.[b] The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation
Celebrate who Jesus is with the church community
- Swap stories of life change and celebrate with one another
- Chillax with different ones at a café, beach or somewhere you can relax
Celebrate who Jesus is with family or friends who have yet to know Him
- Survey shows that people are more likely to visit a church (especially during Easter) when someone invites them to come. So seize the opportunities and be bold!
- Prayerfully utilise social media or invitation cards to personally invite someone along for our Easter services. Someone in your sphere, your family, co-workers, neighbours or friends who may just be one call away from a life changing encounter
- Easter can be a meaningful time for others too
I pray that these few thoughts will help us make Easter a meaningful time for ourselves as we invite God to move powerfully through us.