1 April 2021

Easter is about how Jesus died for our sins on the cross and then came back to life on the third day. We could call Easter "Jesus' Resurrection Day!"

Many people think that Easter is about Easter egg hunts, the Easter bunny, chocolate candy, and toys, but for a Christian, that's not what Easter is about. The true Easter story begins with the story of Christmas. The Christmas story tells how God sent Jesus to this earth as a baby. Jesus was not only a man but also God in human form. As Jesus grew up, He never sinned, which means He never displeased God.

Jesus knew that everyone else does sin, though. We all sin when we do, say, and think wrong things that displease God. Because of our sin, we deserve to spend eternity without God. But, because God loves us, He sent Jesus to give us a way to spend eternity in heaven with Him. Jesus didn't deserve to die, since He had never sinned. But He died on the cross to take the punishment we deserve for our sins. Three days later, God brought Jesus back to life. If we believe and trust in Jesus to forgive us from our sins, we'll go to heaven to be with Him when we die.

In the New Apostolic Church Catechism questions and answers it is stated:

The resurrection of Jesus Christ has been proclaimed in the teaching of the Apostles right from the start as the core element of the gospel. It is the foundation of hope for life eternal. Jesus Christ made it possible to undo both death and mankind's separation from God. Belief in the resurrection of "Christ the first fruits" from the dead is the basis for our belief in the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the transformation of the living upon His return.

“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, “The Son of Man must be delivered into hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.”
Luke 24: 5-7 NKJV

All our congregations in Nigeria will be opened for the Easter divine service, we invite you all to come and celebrate with us…

Happy Easter !!!