Monday, April 11, 2011

EASTER - The Ultimate Sacrifice

Many people are wondering what Easter actually means, as the true meaning of Easter has been lost. It doesn't have anything to do with Easter bunnies. It isn’t even about Easter eggs. Just like Christmas, the real meaning has been forgotten.

In Old Testament times, the priest would bring bulls, goats or a spotless lamb without any blemishes to be sacrificed as a sin offering for himself and for the people. The blood would purify and make atonement (forgive, make amends) for their sins. This was the old order of atonement. When Jesus came, He was a representation of the sacrificial lamb to take away the sins of the world. He was the final sacrifice. We no longer have to sacrifice animals to make atonement for our sins. Jesus has done this once and for all. It’s His blood that cleanses us from all sin. He was crucified on the cross (the form of execution in those days). The sin of the world was upon Him, yet He was without sin and blameless. He bore it all. This is why Jesus is referred to as the ‘Lamb of God’. He was bodily RESURRECTED ON THE THIRD DAY. He appeared to many for 40 days, then ascended (went up to) Heaven.Acts 1: 1-1

Come join us in our Easter Service as we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Date: Sunday, 24th April.

Time: 10:00am

Venue: Gospel Lighthouse KL

God bless you all! :)