Looking to Easter
Perhaps the most sacred event in all of Christianity and history is the death and resurrection of Jesus. His death was the final and eternal sacrifice for our forgiveness of sins. The world has never been the same since. Consider these simple but powerful verses in Luke 23 and 24, and Romans 5:
33When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
46And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT.” Having said this, He breathed His last.
1But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
2And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb…
5and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead?
6“He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee,
7saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.”
Romans 5:10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
11And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
Next week is the Passion Week followed by Easter Sunday on April 24th. Consider making Christ an issue on your campus as perhaps a big final evangelistic push for the Spring term. Here are some more ideas.
Easter Resources: http://www.godsquad.com/seasonal/easter.htm
Some thought provoking posters: http://crupress.campuscrusadeforchrist.com/green/index.php/search/results/865ace95cc3ec1995a4beb5db3c86dd3/
If you have not made plans to attend a summer missions project, one thing you might consider is attending the Creation Festival 2011. There are two conferences, one held in Pennsylvania and one in Washington State. Check out what the festival is all about here: http://www.creationfest.com/
We have Campus Crusade staff who will be attending both conferences and manning a booth to meet many students. If you’d like to come to get a spiritual boost this summer, invite some of your friends and make it a fun road trip. All the details are on their web site.
Talk to you next week,
Ben Rivera/The GodSquad Team