Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Easter ain't eggs!
Easter is the living hope that the death and rising of Jesus Christ signifies:
- Hope of God's Presence in our midst of our most troubling circumstances.
- Hope of God's Power in the wake of our acknowledged failures.
- Hope of God's Promise in the face of our greatest fears.
1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead... (NIV)