Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday 2009

Easter Sunday is when christians worldwide celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for christian churches.

Jesus Christ came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross.

Through His death, burial and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in Him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.

Therefore, Jesus Christ's rise from the dead gave out a ray of hope of eternity to all mankind, that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal living.

As such, the resurrection of Jesus is our living hope!

When I was in Australia as a student, I was very much amazed by the extensive commercialisation of Easter there. All the big shopping malls were lit up to usher in the occasion. Wide arrays of the Easter goodies were put on display to entice customers into buying. But there was a strong sense of emptiness with the loss of the true essence of Easter.

In Sibu, Easter is very much confined to churches. There is scanty presence of it in the commercial world.

Rev Dr. Su Chi Ann, President of SCAC, preached at The Masland Methodist Church this morning during Easter Sunday service. In his sermon, Rev Dr. Su quoted 2 Timothy 2: 8-13, calling on the congregation to remember Jesus Christ.

"Remember Jesus Christ as the Word being sent from God with fullness in human nature. Never forget that our Lord is our saviour who was raised from the dead. Bear in mind always that Jesus is in the centre of gospel," Rev Dr. Su said.

It was a wonderful Easter Sunday message, distinctively clear and concise, delivered by Rev Dr. Su.

A Happy Easter Sunday to all my readers!

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