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Easter 2024

person Mike Wilson

Easter 2024

Discovering the Path to Eternal Life

Easter is more than just a holiday; it’s the story of Jesus bridging the gap between Earth and Heaven. He walked among us, performed miracles, taught profound truths, faced crucifixion, conquered death, and ascended to Heaven. Today, I aim to address the most crucial question anyone can ask:

What is the Way to Heaven?

In a world that often preaches self-belief, the path to Heaven isn’t found in ourselves. Belief in God is the key. Despite our efforts, our sinful nature renders us incapable of meeting Heaven’s standards. Even a lifetime of perfection couldn’t undo the sins we’ve already committed.

Understanding Sin and Redemption

Sin isn’t just about committing egregious acts; it encompasses any deliberate deviation from God’s plan, whether it’s harming ourselves or others. Trying to justify ourselves as “good people” falls short because God sees through our façade. We can’t deceive the ultimate Judge.

The Sacrifice of Jesus

The beauty of Christianity lies in Jesus taking our punishment upon himself. Just as someone can pay a speeding ticket fine on our behalf, Jesus bore the consequences of our sins on the cross. His sacrifice offers us redemption.

Illustrating Redemption

Imagine standing before Judge Judy, facing the consequences of your actions. Yet, just as she’s about to pass judgment, she declares you free because someone else paid your fine. That’s akin to what Jesus did for us on the cross.

Visualizing Redemption

Using a coffin as a metaphor, we illustrate the gravity of sin and the promise of salvation. Buried under layers of dirt, dead, and deprived of air, we’re powerless to save ourselves. However, Jesus offers us new life and forgiveness through his death and resurrection.

Embracing Salvation

The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Salvation isn’t earned through merit but received as a gift of grace. Our faith in God, not our deeds, secures our place in Heaven. We humbly accept this gift, acknowledging our inability to save ourselves.

Accepting the Gift of Eternal Life

By accepting our limitations and placing our trust in God, we ensure our eternal destiny. The empty cross symbolizes Jesus’ victory over death and the assurance of our salvation. Saying “yes” to Jesus means embracing new life and eternal joy with him.

An Invitation to Transformation

As an invitation to embrace this truth, we offer a symbolic gesture. Fill out the card provided, acknowledging your need for God’s grace. Then, approach one of the coffins in the room to signify the death of self-reliance. Receive the cross as a reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection, and say “yes” to the transformation he offers.

Easter isn’t just about commemorating Jesus’ resurrection; it’s about experiencing our own resurrection through faith in him. Take this opportunity to affirm your commitment to Christ and embark on a journey of eternal significance.



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