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‘He is not here; He has risen!’ — Luke 24:6, ESV

The true message of Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and marks the beginning of a new covenant between God and man. It was indeed a colossal event.

Jesus went into the grave on Good Friday, and had he stayed there, that might have been the end of it. But Christ didn’t stay dead – he came back to life and in that moment, everything changed!

So that we could be reconciled to God the Father, He chose to sacrifice His Son.

Most people go through life unaware of the great cosmic dilemma—namely, how can a holy God be reconciled with sinful humanity? Nor do they give much thought to the solution that God Himself provided at Calvary: The cross was the place where both His love and His justice were on full display.

When Adam and Eve disobeyed the Lord, they exposed the entire human race to sin. Humanity’s condition stood in opposition to the perfectly righteous God who created them.

The Lord could have abandoned mankind to condemnation. But in love, He wanted to forgive sinful people and reconcile them to Himself—while remaining absolutely just. His solution was to provide a perfect sacrifice to atone for their sins. That meant a flawless substitute was needed to take the punishment sinners deserved. So God sent His Son into the world to bear mankind’s sin and appease His own justice.

The cross of Jesus represents the only answer to this cosmic problem. God was satisfied by Christ’s sacrifice so that in eternal love He could welcome redeemed mankind into His holy presence.

The Bible is God’s written word to us so we may know how to receive this free gift of eternal life that Jesus Christ paid the price for on the cross and defeating death when he rose on the 3rd day.

Romans 3:23 says ‘For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God’

Romans 6:23 ‘For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus out Lord’

Romans 5:8 ‘But God demonstrates His own love for us in this while we were still sinners Christ died for us’

Ephesians 2:8-10 ‘For it is by grace you have been saved through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works so that no one can boast […]

We are all born into sin separated from God.  God made a way to be reconciled to Him. John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’   It is only through Jesus that we can have eternal life with God.  In John 14:6 Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

If you have not trusted in Jesus as Savior then now is the time?  It is true that you must believe Jesus died on the cross for your sins in order to receive eternal life but there is still something else you must do.  You must believe you are a sinner separated from God and your only hope is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came and died for your sins.

If you are ready to turn from your sins and believe in Jesus Christ so that you can receive the forgiveness of sin and the hope of eternal life, then take a moment to bow your head and pray.  Praying is simply talking to God.  Tell God you are sorry for your sins and living life on your own terms, this is called repentance.  You must desire to turn from your sins and begin to live a new life.  Thank him for sending Jesus to die on the cross for your sins so you may be forgiven.  Ask Jesus to come into your life and be your Lord and Savior and to follow him all the days of your life.  Receive His forgiveness and begin seeking God and how He says we need to live our lives.

How do you seek God?  The next step is to begin attending a church that teaches from the bible, start reading your bible, get connected in a church with other believers and pray for God to lead you.  If you are truly seeking Him in your heart you will find Him.

If you are just beginning your journey and want help in the next steps feel free to call us and we can help you get started.  You will never regret taking that next step.

Lighthouse Community Church

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