resurrection day

7 reasons why Resurrection Sunday (Easter) matters

Because He rose, we rise.

1 Thessalonians 4:14

God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

John 6:40

Everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life.

1 Corinthians 6:14

God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.

Romans 8:11

He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

Romans 6:4

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death that we too might walk in the newness of life.

Luke 14:14

And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.

1 Peter 1:3

According to his great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

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Celebrating the Savior during Holy Week

resurrection2Holy Week culminates in Resurrection Day, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after His crucifixion. It begins with Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday
Palm (or Passion) Sunday commemorates Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion, where palm leaves and clothing were laid in his path.

Maundy (or Holy) Thursday
This day commemorates the Last Supper, before Jesus’ crucifixion.

Good Friday
For Christians, it is a day of mourning and penance. Good Friday marks the day Jesus died on the cross. Good Friday is celebrated the Friday before Easter Sunday. Many observe the day by fasting and attending church services. Celebrated since 100 AD as a day of fasting, Good Friday acquired significance as a Christian holy day in the late fourth century.

Resurrection Sunday (Easter)
This holy day is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the first day of spring.

(Source: CNN)