It’s Friday-but Sunday is coming
First there is Friday’s crucifixion – followed by Sunday’s resurrection. Jesus dies on Friday – Jesus is raised on Sunday. Unless Jesus dies he cannot be raised to life again. If Jesus has not been raised from the dead then his death serves no lasting purpose and death is the end for each of us. However, the truth is that Christ has died and Christ has been raised to life again by the power of God, and because Christ lives we who believe him will also live, life with Christ now and through the experience of our own death, to be with him forever.
Four thousand years ago a man called Job, who suffered the death of his children and suffered his own painful disease, raised the question, “If a person dies, will they live again?” Job 14:14
Five hundred years before Christ was born, Socrates, one of the greatest philosophers of all time, said “To philosophise about life is nothing more than to search for the meaning of death – I have been preparing to die all my life.”
According to a survey conducted by Harper Research in 1995, 52% of non-Christian Americans say they believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Bible proclaims and Christians believe, that Christ died for our sins and for our forgiveness, and God raised Jesus from the dead so that all who receive Christ, who believe Christ , will be raised to new life now and live with God forever.
The package deal of the Easter Weekend – Friday death, Sunday new life is the greatest proof and greatest promise of life now and beyond physical death.
Happy Easter Robert