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Now What?

This past weekend believers all around the world reflected on the death and celebrated the resurrection of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.  What an amazing time this is every year as we remember in vivid and fresh ways what Jesus did for us on the Cross and rejoice in Jesus’ victory over death.

But now what?  How should the reality of Easter affect us every day?

Here’s some very good news.  Jesus rose from the dead to give us new life!  When He conquered death, He made available to us His power — the power to overcome the things that rob us of the fulness of life, love, peace and joy.  His victory made victory possible for us!

Take a look at what the Bible promises to believers in Jesus Christ:

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.  —  Romans 8:11 (NLT)

Have you been discouraged recently?  Have certain sins been haunting you?  Have bad habits been defeating you?  Have you had a hard time getting traction in your spiritual journey?  Are you wondering how can you get a fresh start — how you can begin to win your spiritual battles?

Remember, what Jesus did that first Easter was for you and me.  He conquered death so that, through His power, we conquer too.  Start every day welcoming His power into your life.  Lean hard on His grace.  Make Him your first priority.  Get into His Word.  Connect with His people.  Share His love.  Serve Him and the cause of His Church and Kingdom.  Be a grateful, committed and passionate worshiper of Jesus!

When we make Jesus our life, His life gives us strength and power.  His life makes our life the best it can be!  Let every day be Easter day for you!

Pastor Dale