The true meaning of Easter


Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world

John 1:29


Easter Sunday

Happy Easter Sunday! He is Risen! Hallelujah!

Matthew 28:5-6 tells the story of that first Easter morning:

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said

Matthew 28:5-6

Indeed, His resurrection was foretold in the Old Testament:

1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight

Hosea 6:1-2

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Easter weekend

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34

Familiar words to Christians as one of the seven things our Lord Jesus Christ said as He hung on that cruel cross of Calvary
Let us now look at Psalm 22. Verse 1 starts:
“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Yes, exactly the same words! The rest of Psalm 22 goes on to give a graphic description of death by crucifixion and specifically of our Saviour’s death on the cross:

7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him

16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet

18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture

Psalm 22

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Best Friday

I was asked why today is called Good Friday despite our Lord’s death

All history had been leading up to this focal point in history, when our Lord Jesus paid the penalty for our sin on the cruel cross of Calvary and provided the only direct way back to His Father

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me

John 14:6

There had been foreshadowings in the Old Testament, at Passover when the only way to avoid the angel of death was through the blood of sacrifice and when the Lord provided the substitutory ram in the thicket to enable Isaac to escape being sacrificed

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