Takeaway 1: Easter – the greatest event in history!
B.C. (before Christ) we all understand, but A.D. ordinary people think it stands for “after death”. It doesn’t. It’s meaning is far greater. It means “in the year of our Lord. The year is really AD 2016, in the year of our Lord 2016.
Why this history lesson? Have you ever considered what in history is so significant to change the way all of humanity tracks history? What could be so earth shattering that every civilization would accept a new date or begin counting differently from a single point in history? For the no-longer-common it’s… read more
Takeaway 2: Jesus wasn’t the only one raised from the dead.
Here’s a passage of scripture that I know I’ve read times before, but have never heard any preacher share in a message – let alone an Easter Message which I would expect.
“The earth shook, rocks split apart, and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead.”
After hearing this, how amazing I thought it was that church after church, preacher after preacher, year after year, Easter after Easter, could miss something so powerful and meaningful, yet so important.
“Common” has the tendency to leave out the very things we need to… read more.
Takeaway 3: Why die when you don’t have to?
We now have the same power available to us that altered the history of the world…forever. It’s His spirit that’s in us and gives life to our body. With Him we live, without Him we die.
I know what you’re thinking, everyone dies. However, I would like to remind you that that’s only in the “commonly” accepted sense of the words. There is a misunderstanding of what it means to live and die according to popular thinking. What we call life (common) and what He calls life (uncommon) are different. What that also means is…read more