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Thanks for checking out FCC and our messages. This message was given Easter morning 2019.
The death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus on that first Easter morning gave mankind real and lasting hope for the first time in history. The resurrection of Jesus marks the beginning of a new covenant between God and man.
God’s plan to defeat Satan and reconcile His creation back to Himself has been in plan since Genesis 3:15. It arrived on Resurrection Sunday.
If hope was going to be real, Jesus had to die. John 3:16-17, Jesus himself says… For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
“He is not here, He is risen.” (Matt 28:6)… these words changed the world. Hope had returned! Hope had risen! Hope had conquered death! Hope had called Mary her by name!
A Christians hope is defined as: an expectation based on the promises of God. The resurrection of Christ was a promise of salvation God had promised.
That work that took a cross, the very symbol of death and despair. Also took a tomb, the epitome of hopelessness, and it forever turned the cross and the tomb into symbols of life and hope for the believer. That whoever believes in what was accomplished upon that cross, and believes in who it was that walked out of that tomb would be saved.
1Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
There’s hope! Salvation and eternal life are now available to anyone who would believe and accept Jesus as their Savior.
Romans 15:13; May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Hope for Freedom…
Hope for Relationship…
Hope for Life…
are all found in the risen Christ.