Many who would describe themselves as 'Christian' (as well as some who wouldn't) know the Easter story and they're aware that it's supposed to be important. For believers in particular, the day often brings such deep joy - there's just something about this weekend! Something magnetic. It's lasted for centuries, millennia even, and it just won't go away. Something happened. And whatever that something is, it's utterly incredible.
However, whilst most Christians have a sense of why Jesus had to die on the Friday, the exact point of Easter Sunday can sometimes prove a bit more evasive. What did the Resurrection actually 'achieve'? What was the point of it all? (That is, besides demonstrating that Jesus is a boss.) Because of this, we're going to go through '12 Reasons Why Jesus Had To Rise'. There was indeed a purpose in the Father emptying the tomb of His Son. A purpose that echoes across all eternity. And we can't wait to describe it to you.
Then, after we've listed those 12 reasons, we're each going to share what the Resurrection means to us. How has this ridiculous story - that death itself is defeated, that the grave has been shattered, that Christ has blunted Satan's scythe - how has this good news affected us? How do we even begin to get around our heads around that? We'll share all below.
So keep reading.
It's a crazy truth, but it's certainly worth celebrating.