Why Is Easter Important? | The Promise of Fearless Life

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We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. — Romans 6:9

Some of us know this, but the resurrection of Jesus marks a definitive distinction in the Christian faith. It marks the first and only time someone died and rose to never to die again. And while you may remember a few biblical stories of people being raised from the dead, like Lazarus, all those people died again.

But Jesus died and rose not to die again. And in this verse, Paul states that he stole dominion, or "power," from death through his death and resurrection. He stole the punishment of death from the grip of sin. In doing so, Jesus restored the hope of eternal life lost by man in the Garden. As a result, we have the opportunity to live forever — and with him.

Today, if you believe that Jesus was raised from the dead, this faith steals fear from death. Jesus's defeat of death is our victory. And it's our hope that we will be raised as well. This means death no longer has power. This means we have nothing to fear in death. Death is just our means of moving from the land of the dying to the land of the living. So live fearless today.

ASK THIS: What do you have to fear in this life?

DO THIS: Fear nothing.

PRAY THIS: Jesus, I believe in your resurrection. And that one day, you will give me life.

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16 thoughts on “Why Is Easter Important? | The Promise of Fearless Life

  1. Paul L says:

    Feliz Páscoa!!
    Dear Lord, you withstood the cross for us. You took on all the sin and evil of the world so we could have life beyond the grave. Hallelujah!

  2. Dave M says:

    A visual word picture: A vision I so often have on Easter morning is Jesus standing outside of the tomb holding “death” high into the air, and with a smile on His face, dropping death to the ground and trampling it! Death is now truly defeated. He won and in turn, we join in His victory!!!! Thank you Vince and team for the daily devos. Appreciate your heart, honesty, and encouragement.

  3. Trent says:

    Failure. Shame brought on by the aforementioned. Phillipians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God. I WILL be exaulted among the heathen, I WILL be exaulted in all the earth.” (Caps added by me) These words I meditate on and pray to remind myself it is He and not me for I was crucified with Christ and it is he that liveth in me and the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God who loved me and gave His life for me. He does not fail. He cannot fail. Therefore I should not be fearful nor anxious but joyful and praising Him. Forgive me for my fear and all unbelief. There are no words in reaction to the remembrance of the death and ressurection…only the daily giving of my life.

  4. Joe says:

    Happy Easter, Vince! Thank you for these daily devotionals that help start my day on the right foot.
    May the God of all that is holy bless you beyond all measure.
    For in dying he destroyed our death but in RISING he restored our live.
    HE IS RISEN

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