Why Easter?

(Excerpt from Alpha 'Why Easter?' booklet by Nicky Gumbel)

'If you could meet any person in the past and ask just one question, whom would you meet and what question would you ask?’ When asked this, Professor Joad, then Professor of Philosophy at London University, and not a Christian, answered: ‘I would meet Jesus Christ and ask him the most important question in the world – “did you or did you not rise from the dead?’

 ‘I would meet Jesus Christ and ask him the most important question in the world – “did you or did you not rise from the dead?’

Easter is all about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If Jesus Christ did rise from the dead on the first Easter Day then he is alive today and we can know him.

Relationships are exciting. They are the most important aspect of our lives – our relationships with our parents, boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, children, grandchildren, friends and so on.

Christianity is first and foremost about relationships rather than rules. It is about a Person more than a philosophy. It is about the most important relationship of all: our relationship with the God who made us. Jesus said that the first and greatest commandment is to love God. The second is to love our neighbour. So, it is also about our relationships with other people.    

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