Easter is here! It’s like the Super Bowl of Christianity. GO BRONCOS!!! Easter is when we celebrate the victory of Jesus over death and sin. The victory wasn’t just temporary either, it is an eternal victory. Forever and ever Jesus has conquered sin and the grave. That’s important because all humans die and all humans sin. But we don’t have to be slaves to sin nor do we have to fear death!
#1 Winning over Sin
Sin helps us excuse the behavior that destroys us little by little. Sin is like a bad boyfriend breaking the heart of his girlfriend over and over again until she doesn’t trust or love as hard as she did before they dated…or vice versa.
Sin is failing the God standard and its hold over us is what robs us of the good life God has in store for us.
Jesus rising from the dead after a false conviction proved that he has eternally defeated sin and that means he has defeated sin for us. When someone becomes a Christian, they don’t live like they once did. They have a new life in Christ and sin-free life.
#2 Winning over Death
Death is synonymous with the human experience. We’ve all lost someone close to us, parents, relatives, significant others and friends. There isn’t one person who hasn’t been touched in one way by the reality of death. But after-all Death isn’t just the end of our earthly existence it is also the punishment for sin—an everlasting death.
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