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April 3, 2023

 "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures," (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
It is Monday of Christendom's most holy week. This is the week that much of Christianity will be focused on the passion of Jesus. His suffering, His death, and His resurrection are paramount to what we believe.
His death is the supreme, perfect sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Only a perfect sacrifice could remove sin from us. Only a perfect sacrifice is acceptable to God, whom we have offended. Jesus, the sinless One, is such a sacrifice. The blood shed on the cross is sufficient for my sin, sufficient to purchase my pardon.
His resurrection is what gives us the hope of eternal life. Our Lord conquered death. Because He lives, we who are united with Him will live also. Death is defeated. Its sting and fear have been taken away.
As Easter approaches, I am reminded of this truth - we celebrate the resurrection every Sunday, not just Easter. Actually, every day that we live, we should celebrate that Jesus is alive. We serve a risen Savior, a living Lord. 
Bro. Darren