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Sharing Why He Came
4/17/2017

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:1-2 (NKJV)

Well, yesterday we were able to celebrate yet another Easter. Praise God! For many this holiday provided a chance to gather with family and friends, to the fellowship with other believers, and to remember what Jesus did upon the cross of Calvary — to remember and celebrate His resurrection. 

I believe we, as Christians, have a great opportunity and platform to share the gospel message during the celebration of this holiday. We don’t need to over-complicate the message because it is simple — Christ died so we can live (1 John 4:9), and He was raised to life three days later (1 Cor. 15:1-4). This is the true reason for every true Christian to celebrate Easter, and it is something we should never be ashamed of sharing. 

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Romans 1:16 (NKJV)

Here’s the thing I would like to share today — Easter is officially over, but the message of what Jesus did upon the cross, and His resurrection should never be far removed from our conversations.

I want to encourage you today — to share with someone the reason for your celebrating Easter yesterday. Let the Lord help you to be bold in sharing your thanks for what He has done for you — thanking God for loving us so much and allowing His only begotten Son to die, so we might live through Him. God has given us a great power in the gospel message, and He has told us to use it to make disciples (Matt. 28:19-20). Let’s never forget why Jesus came, and why He rose from the grave.

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10:10-11 (NKJV)

STUDY QUESTION: According to Jesus’ words as recorded in John 10:10-11, why did He come to earth?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you willing to share the reason for why you celebrate Easter? 

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Ask God to open up a time for sharing Jesus and the true meaning of Easter Sunday with others. 

PRAYER: Father, thank You for allowing Jesus to die so I might live. Thank You for allowing me to share this great news with others throughout the year. Give me the strength, boldness, and wisdom to share with others this day Lord. In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

 

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

 

 


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