The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to forgive your past, give you a purpose for living, and a home in heaven.
– Rick Warren
God proved His love on the cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, “I Love You”
Earth’s saddest day and gladdest day were only three days apart!
– Susan Coolidge
“He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; on Him was chastisement that brought us peace, and by His stripes we are healed.”
– Isaiah 53:5
Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.
Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in His resurrection. Let him say not merely, “Christ is risen,” but “I shall rise.”
– Phillips Brooks
I believe in one God, the first and great cause of goodness. I also believe in Jesus Christ, the rebirth of the world. I also believe in the Holy Ghost, the comforter.
– Daniel Morgan
The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb, but rather the empty grave clothes- undisturbed in form and position.
– John McDowell
Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and take up His cross.
– William Barclay
God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the center of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.
– Bede Giffiths
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
– Pope John Paul II
Easter is never deserved
– Jan Karon
The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, make the sacrifice.
– Henry Knox Sherrill
Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.
– Clarence W. Hall
Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer; Death is strong, but life is stronger; stronger than the dark; the light; stronger than the wrong, the right.
– Phillips Brooks, “An Easter Carol”
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.
– S.D. Gordon
We live and die; Christ died and lived!
– John Stott
And He departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.
– St. Augustine
Angels, roll the rock away; Death, yield up thy mighty prey: See, He rises from the tomb, Glowing with immortal bloom.
– Thomas Scott, “Easter Angels”
The Resurrection asserts a truth which by no means is always written legibly for all men on the face of nature. It tells us that the spiritual is higher than the material, that spirit counts for more than matter.
– H.P. Liddon
For I remember it is Easter morn, and life and love and peace are all new born.
– Alice Freeman Palmer
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
– John 3:16
More on Easter
Easter Poem: When I say… “I am a Christian”
Why Do Christians Celebrate Easter by Dr. James L. Wilson
Jesus has Forgiven you, but Have you forgiven Yourself ?
The Power of Resurrection – by William S. Stoddard
In Prison sentenced to Death – by Mike Woodard