Is the Easter holiday a spiritual distraction?

People who truly believe Jesus is alive and available either cling to Him or avoid Him. They don’t enjoy lukewarm religion. See Revelation 3:16. If you truly believe Jesus is risen from the dead and present with you, then you’ll live your everyday life as if Jesus is alive!

Don’t let Easter pageantry distract you from the actual presence and power of the risen Jesus! If you have a compulsive thought or behavior that you can’t seem to stop, that’s bondage. There’s hope though. The risen Jesus wants to set you free!

Jesus doesn’t want you to wear a religious Band-Aid. He wants you to be continually banded together heart to heart to Him and to some of His passionate followers.

Since there’s not much opportunity to learn to flow in the gifts of God’s Spirit in church settings, you need to let the risen Jesus train you in your daily life. The people I spend the most time with are those who are passionate about the living Jesus and those who want to be.

The Resurrection:
It’s not an Easter sermon.
It’s the risen Jesus
Calling your name!

The resurrection of Jesus
Shouldn’t only be
A once a year holiday.
Let Him be your living Way
Every single day!

Jesus died on
A cross-shaped tree
And rose to rescue
You and me.
We shouldn’t
Ignore His presence
While focusing on
Easter pageantry–
Ceremonies, programs,
Flowers, baskets,
Clothes, candy,
Eggs and bunnies.
Where’s the risen Jesus
In all of the distraction?

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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