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2nd April 2024

Easter Truth

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

1 Peter 1:3

There would be no Easter without the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Springtime itself speaks of new life. The resurrection gives meaning and power to the cross. The ultimate victory of the cross is that it could not hold the Saviour of the world, who rose to new life and was victorious over death. He finished His work for mankind there, but the cross did not finish Him. He triumphed over sin, winning salvation for all who trust in Him. Easter would mean nothing without this powerful truth, carrying our hopes beyond the coldness and depths of the grave.

Some believe that Lord Jesus Christ died leaving a legacy of being a good teacher who left behind profound thoughts and challenges, but they reject the truth that He was raised from the dead. Others think the resurrection was a hoax. There are those who question whether the Lord even existed. True believers in Jesus Christ have no doubt that He lived among us and ultimately conquered the sting of death, offering every human the greatest gift—His sacrificial love.

The bloodstained cross is gruesome to some, but the empty cross is full of hope. Satan, overly eager to thwart God’s purposes, overstepped his bounds, and God turned what seemed to be life’s greatest tragedy into history’s greatest triumph. The death of Christ, perpetrated by evil men, was thought by them to be the end, but His grave became but a doorway to victory. Jesus purchased our redemption and provided righteousness that we could not ourselves earn. The cross is the symbol of salvation because it represents doom for sin and hope for sinners. Christ’s sacrifice condemns sin and cleanses souls. This is the ultimate victory.

Bible Reading

1 Peter 1:3-12.


Dear Lord God, may I realise afresh today what the death of Your Son and the resurrection mean for me. Forgiveness, freedom, and the ability to walk with Your Son through this fallen world into eternity. May I always find my satisfaction in You and Your willingness to offer Yourself to me. In Christ's name. Amen.



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