Easter Sunday

Pastor Chris Justice

I love Easter Sunday!!!  This is a great day of celebration because Jesus took our place in death and won our rescue when He was raised from the dead.

While I was not there to see the risen Christ... John was.

In John’s Gospel, he wrote about the life and ministry of Christ.  He also wrote about the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.  Then, near the end, he provided a purpose statement for why he wrote the letter.   

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
-John 20:30-31

This Scripture is true in my life and has changed my life.  Here’s why;
I do believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
I do believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
I do believe that Jesus has given me a new life in His name.  

I believe these things because the Holy Spirit brought me to the point where I could clearly see and believe, and by faith, receive Christ as my Savior.  I was a proud, arrogant sort of guy.  I thought I had the intellect and strength to get along just fine without admitting my need for a Savior.  I’m so glad for God’s amazing grace to come to me and rescue me.  

As the old hymn goes - I once was lost but now I’m found… Was blind but now I see.

My prayer is that you too will clearly see and believe, and by faith, receive Christ as your Savior.  It will change your life too.  

Like John, I wanted to share this so that you might believe...  that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Happy Easter!!!