EASTER WEEKEND GOSPEL SERVICES
15-17 APRIL 2022
Friday & Saturday 7:30pm
Preacher: Stephen Riddell
WHAT IS EASTER REALLY ABOUT?
Easter is the time of year when Christians remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It might seem strange to some people that we remember and even celebrate the death of Jesus Christ. Why do we do it? Well, Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ because He died to rescue us.
You see, each of us has a problem called sin. Sin is the Bible’s word for everything we do that goes against what God wants. What does this have to do with Jesus? Well, Jesus, the Son of God, is the only person who ever lived a perfect life without any sin. Because He is sinless, He was perfectly qualified to become our substitute. He came to open the way of salvation by bearing “our sins in His own body on the tree” (1 Peter 2:24).
DID JESUS REALLY RISE FROM THE DEAD?
Yes, He did. The Bible is very clear on this, and even gives a list of witnesses who saw Him alive again. In addition to the apostles and others who are named, Jesus appeared to more than 500 people at one time (read John chapters 20 and 21; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8). Because of who He is and what He has done, Jesus is the only way to Heaven. He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” (John 14:6).
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?
Do you want to be free from your sin? You need a Savior who can stand between you and God, one who can make peace with God for you (Romans 5:1). Jesus is the saviour you need!
God’s message to you is simple: repent and believe (Acts 20:21). Acknowledge that you are a lost sinner in need of the Saviour. Reach out by faith and lay hold of what Jesus has done for you. He will take away your sins (1 John 3:5), give you peace with God, and make you a new person (2 Corinthians 5:17).
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).