Resurrection is good news! There is more of Jesus’ presence and power for every Christian than they have yet experienced.
The Easter holiday is about tradition. The resurrection of Jesus is about shattering tradition and replacing it with life! The resurrected Jesus wants to live in and lead you every day, not just watch you attend an annual Easter service.
Proclaiming the historical resurrection of Jesus should inspire people to experience and obey the risen Jesus in the present. An annual Easter church service seems to trivialize the resurrection of Jesus. If it’s true, we should listen to and obey Him daily. Giving the resurrection a religious name and making it about an annual religious program, we can overlook the reality of the risen Jesus.
When I surrender wholly weak to the risen Jesus, His presence and strength arises in me. If Christians would be led by God’s Spirit instead of by the “holy days” of the “church calendar,” we’d be experiencing the risen Jesus instead of hearing talks about Him!
Painted eggs, candy bunnies, and religious pageantry miss the point of daily experiencing the presence and power of the risen Jesus. Easter sermons lecture people about the risen Jesus but neglect to empower people to daily experience and obey Him.
Instead of just sitting thru another annual Easter sermon we can be continually saturated thru and thru by the risen Jesus! Our Easter basket doesn’t need to be spiritually empty.
Christianity is supposed to be supernatural, not superficial. Learn to experience the risen Jesus all year, not just hear about Him on Easter. Search: The Joy Of Early Christianity book.