Thursday, April 23, 2020

What's The Point

What is the point of Easter? Most everyone would say, "The resurrection!" The point of Easter is absolutely the resurrection, but what is the point of the resurrection? Many Christians stop once the sun sets on Easter Sunday evening and do not consider the story again until the following spring. This is not biblical Christianity. The Apostle Paul, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tells us what the point of the resurrection really is.


"And He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf." 2 Corinthians 5:15


If you believe the tomb is really empty, then you are called to forsake living for yourself, in favor of living for the One who died and rose again on your behalf. You are called to:

1. Love His Mission
2. Love His Church
3. Love The Unlovable

The mission of God is to seek and save that which is lost. God desires for all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. God is jealous that His glory go into all the world. Right now, as men and women in Asia burn incense to Buddha, God is jealous in the sense He deserves the worship. If you believe the tomb is empty, then join God on mission making Him known. Love His Mission.

Not only should you love His mission, but you should love His Church. The local church is the avenue for God's plan to be fulfilled in this age. If you really believe the tomb is empty, then your life should be centered around God's will and His local church. Seek to serve, give, encourage, utilize your gifts, and faithfully gather with your church family.

The point of Easter is the resurrection, and the point of the resurrection is so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. If you believe the tomb is empty, then love His mission, love His Church, and love the unlovable. The Bible says that Jesus died for all. That would include those who would never love Him back. God has already proven His love for humanity by the cross. We are called to love as well. Don't celebrate Easter one day a year! Live each day for HIM WHO DIED AND ROSE AGAIN ON YOUR BEHALF. That's the point.