Rejoice! He is Risen

By   •   March 6, 2009   •   Topics: ,

Our prayer is that the insights will guide you in your study and devotions this Easter.

7 Reasons Christ Suffered and Died
“God’s purposes for the world in the death of Jesus are unfathomable,” writes John Piper in his book, The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why He Came to Die. He adds, “Infinitely more important than who killed Jesus is the question: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending His Son to die?”
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The Beauty and the Agony of the Cross
Jesus Christ died on a rugged cross for our salvation. We do not worship that cross; we worship Christ, who is alive. Yet among all the emblems of the world, the cross is admired with awe and wonder.
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He Is Risen!
Christ has risen from the dead. And because He lives, we who know Him shall live also. In the resurrection, Jesus Christ conquered sin and death; He is alive forever. All over the world, churches are filled with worshipers because there is an empty tomb in Jerusalem.
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Preparing for Resurrection Sunday
This series of devotional readings, beginning on Palm Sunday and leading up to the observance of the resurrection, are taken from the 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians, which has been called the “resurrection chapter”—probably the most thrilling passage in all the New Testament.
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God Made You Alive With Christ
Every day we have on this earth is a gift from God, but ultimately everyone has to be prepared to face death and judgment. Through the triumph of the cross and resurrection, Jesus has already dealt with both of those.
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Proof of the Resurrection
An evidence-based approach to a defense of the Christian faith focuses on historical or scientific facts that support the truth that Jesus Christ is the Son of God—a truth Jesus said would be proven by His resurrection from the grave.
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The Empty Tomb
One of the strongest evidences for Jesus’ resurrection is the fact that three days after His death, His tomb was empty.
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The Power of the Cross
When the Apostle Paul went to the great and intellectual Grecian city of Corinth, he said, “I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). When Paul described what his message was, he said, “We preach Christ crucified” (1 Corinthians 1:23)
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The Suffering Savior
Here was the Son of God dying on a cross that was made for the vilest of sinners. His was the act of substitution raised to the highest degree. Jesus Christ was the Lamb of God who had come to take away the sin of the world by His suffering and death. Here was the blood of God poured out in selfless love for a dying, doomed world.
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