Easter Sunday - April 16th, 2017 -
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
CONSIDER HIS MINISTRY OF ___Mercy____________.
When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw [Jesus] eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
He said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.” Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Matthew 9:12-13
"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed."
I Peter 2: 24
CONSIDER HIS __Resurrection__________________.
. . . if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless and you are still in your sins.
I Corinthians 15:17
6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin—
Romans 6: 1-6
CONSIDER HIS ETERNAL ____Message________________.
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.