Happy Easter 2018
Christ died for our sins
Happy Easter 2018 from Bethany Church. Paul states in 1 Corinthians 15:1-6 (ESV): 1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.
The cross is bare. The tomb is empty. Hope shines bright!
Its not about what we do but what he’s done for us!
“Do versus done.” That is the difference between religion and Christianity. Every religion prescribes something that you must do in order to gain God’s favour. The Bible teaches that everything needed to secure salvation, has already been done by Jesus. From the cross, Jesus shouted “It is finished!” He meant what he said.
If you are trying to make your own way to Heaven, you will never make it. If you will trust in what Jesus has already done for you through his life and his death on the cross, as your substitute, you can have the gift of eternal life…right now.
Payment for our past, present and future mess ups
Jesus’ death was the satisfactory payment for your sins and mine. He satisfied the divine wrath of God with his substitutionary death on the cross. Then, he proved that was true by conquering death and the grave once and for all in his resurrection. A Happy Easter 2018 is recognising that Christs payment matters and is what we need to bring balance to our past. Why not push in and take hold of your Happy Easter 2018.
Jesus is alive today and waiting for you to respond to his unconditional love
Jesus is alive. The grave is empty, and we have the promise of his return for his own some day. It may be today. Are you ready?
Have you put your faith in Jesus alone for your salvation? If you are trying to do something to earn God’s favour, you are wasting your time. The work is done which is great news for us!
We have a wonderful hope! The future is a wonderful prospect for a child of God.
We are saving a seat for you
Bring someone with you to Bethany Church Manchester this weekend…someone who needs hope and a secure future in Jesus. We are saving a seat for you Good Friday 10:30 and Resurrection Sunday 10:30 am. We’ll be having Easter refreshments after both our Easter celebrations and we are assure you of a warm welcome.
Jesus lives to give us a Happy Easter 2018!