Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ so crucial? What do we lose if Christ did not rise from the dead? Here are 5 things that we would not have if Christ had not been raised.
The crucifixion of Jesus Christ and His resurrection are the two most important events in human history. Why is this so? Because of Jesus' death, the human race has the opportunity for eternal salvation.
Good Friday is observed on the Friday that proceeds Easter Sunday (also called Resurrection Sunday). It is a day when people remember Jesus’ death on the cross. Many people, mostly Christians, celebrate this day by attending a Good Friday service where they read the biblical accounts of Jesus’ death on the cross. (Read Luke 19.)
Easter — and springtime in general — is a time of revival. That’s true spiritually as well as physically. In the world around us, life is blossoming again after winter; even in southern climates that remain fairly lush through winter months, spring brings baby animals, Easter flowers and garden planting. All of these things remind us of hope and new beginnings — and the redemption that was granted, to every person willing to accept it, by a Savior more than 2,000 years ago.
Maundy Thursday, sometimes called Holy Thursday, is celebrated the Thursday before Easter. On this day, participants remember Jesus’ last supper with His disciples. During this last supper, Jesus also washed the disciples’ feet.