Easter usually marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Many attend church to praise him during this time. I believe every day should be a day of praise to our most wonderful Savior. Jesus had to first die a most miserable death, on the cross at Calvary to be able to be raised from the dead. Jesus was born to die for our sins. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the World that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Jesus lived 33 1/2 years on this earth; preaching the kingdom of God. He taught people how to love, forgive and show compassion for others. He taught us what sin was. He was the son of God. Matthew 9:35 says, “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” 1 John 5:20 says, “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”
Jesus was crucified on the cross, buried and arose the third day for our sins. He became our sacrifice when he went to the cross, our atonement for our sins. After three days he arose from the grave, and was seen by over 500 men. He now sits on the right side of the Father.
The story of Jesus’ death and resurrection:
Luke 23:45-56 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. Luke 24:1-7- Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.