Monday, April 6, 2015

Does it Matter?



Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive His new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15,17-18

I pray that your Resurrection celebration was meaningful. 

I greeted people with a cheerful Happy Resurrection Day instead of Happy Easter.  The results were interesting and fruitful.  Some were caught off guard and stammered a response, but perhaps a seed was planted.  By identifying myself as more than a secular Christian where I exercise, I discovered a brother in Christ with a degree in Biblical studies! I’m excited about our new relationship and hope others will open conversations now that I’m ‘out’. Even friends at church paused to consider this non-standard greeting and agreed “Yes it is!”

Today’s scripture declares that the resurrection is life-changing.  As a believer, your old life is gone and you are a new person.

What does that mean? 

Is it true in your life? 

Are you any different because Jesus rose from the dead?

Does the resurrection matter? If so, how?  Please comment!

Here’s a little challenge: come out of hiding.  Repost on Facebook or Twitter or forward through email.  Scatter seeds as Easter is a fresh memory.

#seedsofscripture #Easter #nomorehiding #Jesus #HeLives

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this. I was going to write a blog entitled, "Why I don't say Happy Easter". but it was too late. I may do it next year. I have had a few conversations about the goddess Ishtar and the meaning of Easter. Most people were thankful that I told them. I always state that I do not impose my convictions on them. I pray you had a great celebration also.

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    1. Even without knowing the history of Ishtar (and I'd like to know more), Happy Easter has become a cheerful greeting without much meaning. I liked making people think about what the day meant and why we were celebrating.

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