Sunday Considerations: The Resurrection

This Sunday Easter is celebrated here in America. Some Christians are bothered by the Easter holiday and prefer to call this time of year Resurrection Day. Others avoid any special celebration whatsoever. Of course, every Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection of our – the only – Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Like it or not, Easter is a special time of year and provides a potential to reach more people for Christ since many will attend a Christian who don’t normally attend.

Be reminded by the Apostle Paul.

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:1-2 ESV)

If you don’t normally think very deeply or very often about the gospel each Sunday, take a moment to do so this Sunday. There will be some present in churches across America this Easter who have believed in vain. Many of those will hopefully hear the gospel and some will be saved.

The Apostle continues.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ESV)

The gospel of Jesus Christ is of first importance. It is the bridge between eternal life and eternal death. This Easter you may talk to someone who has believed in vain or who has never believed the gospel so remember the gospel.

Further consider, whether it is Easter Sunday or any other Sunday, let God’s word quoted above remind you of the gospel; it is of first importance.

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1 Christiane March 30, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I always wondered why some evangelicals observed Christmas and Easter, which are traditional holy days among Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, and Lutherans.

I have heard some call Christmas “Jesus’ Birthday” and they have a birthday party for the sake of the children with a special cake. I have not heard about ‘Resurrection’ Day, no. But it would be something of a departure from traditional observance, and therefore probably more in tune with the sensitivities of some evangelical people. For all Christian people, the practice of Sunday for worship was formally changed by the early Christians to Sunday because it was the day of the resurrection.
In tradition, Sunday has always been known as ‘the Day of the Risen Lord’.


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