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Jews For Jesus
“Why is this night different from all other nights?” One of the most significant Jewish holidays, Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, recalls and rejoices over the Israelites’ redemption from slavery in Egypt. The symbolic elements of the feast cause us not only to look back and remember what the Lord did for our people in the past; they also foreshadow a greater redemption through Jesus, the Passover Lamb.

The Crucifixion Of Jesus
The shadow of the cross that was raised on Golgotha reaches across the centuries to offer comfort, forgiveness, and hope to us today. The story is almost unbelieveable, for it is hard for us to image such love. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son” is the message of the golden text of the Bible, John Chapter 3, verse 16. Jesus had to love us beyond measure to give Himself willingly to die for our sins. And we must complete the story of love by loving Him in return.

A Physician Analyzes the Crucifixion
By Dr. C. Truman Davis
A medical explanation of what Jesus endured on the day He died.

The Cross of Jesus Christ
By John Christopher Rogers
“Just as man is destined to die once and after that to face the judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.” During His life, He loved and taught and mended broken lives. Then He was nailed to a cross – the most brutal method of execution known in His day. But His death brought life to those who believed in Him.

The Resurrection Message of Jesus Christ
By P. G. Mathew, M.A., M.Div., Th.M.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the very heart of Christianity. In 1 Corinthians 15 St. Paul reasoned, “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. . . .We are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead.” In that same chapter he says “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.”

Easter is Pure Power
P. Andrew Sandlin / Center for Cultural Leadership
We’re up against the commemoration of the most momentous event in the Church calendar: Easter. Not Advent, not Good Friday, but Easter. Only over the last 100 years have theologians finally begun to recognize that our Lord’s resurrection is the heart of the gospel and, indeed, the central doctrine of the Faith.

The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ
By Louis Bartet / Point Assembly of God
“It wasn’t the morality of the Sermon on the Mount which enabled Christianity to conquer Roman Paganism, but the belief that Jesus had been raised from the dead. In an age when Roman senators vied to see who could get the most blood of a steer on their togas–thinking that would prevent death–Christianity was in competition for eternal life, not morality.”

Historical Evidence for the
Resurrection of Jesus Christ

By William Lane Craig / Leadership U.
After an appraisal of recent scholarship on the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Professor William Craig contends that “the resurrection appearances, the empty tomb, and the origin of the Christian faith – all point unavoidably to one conclusion: the resurrection of Jesus”.

The Resurrection Of Christ
By B.B. Warfield
The resurrection of Christ is fundamental to the Christian’s assurance that Christ’s work is complete and redemption is accomplished. Our stripes were laid upon Him and He bowed His head and died. And is that all? Is it enough to say that He “was delivered up for our trespasses”? Or, must we not be able to add that “He was raised for our justification”?

God’s Plan of Salvation
The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven. Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6) Good works cannot save you. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Are You Good Enough To Go To Heaven?
By Ray Comfort / Mercy Seat Christian Church
Of all the questions you will ask yourself in life, probably the most important is, Am I good enough to go to Heaven? The way to find this out is to ask yourself if you have obeyed the Ten Commandments.

Facts About Easter Celebrations
Easter is the festival celebrating the resurrection of Christ, observed in the Christian churches today. By the first Christian, it was considered to continue the feast of the Passover, at which the paschal lamb, a symbol of Christ, was sacrificed. Hence, its name in Greek, French,and other Roman languages is taken from Hebrew “Pesach” = Passover. The English name comes from the Anglo-Saxon “Eastre” – a goddess of light or spring, whose festival was celebrated in April.

The Journey to Calvary

Christ’s Triumphant Entry to Jerusalem
Matthew 21:7-9
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
Mark 11:15-17
The Betrayal
Luke 22:1-6
The Last Supper
John 13:4-15
The Garden of Gethsemane
Matthew 26:36-38
Jesus is Crucified
Matthew 27:27-31; Luke 23:27-46
Dead to Sin
Romans 6:2-8
Alive in Christ
Colossians 3:1-10
Christ is Risen! Hallelujah!
Matthew 28:1-20

Images of Easter

The Last Supper – Leonardo Da Vinci
The Last Supper – Gustave Doré
The Kiss of Judas – Gustave Doré
Christ Taken Prisoner – Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Siena
Peter Denies Knowing Jesus – Gustave Doré
Christ Before Pilate – Nicolaes Maes
The Procession to Calvary – Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Erection of the Cross – Rembrandt van Rijn
The Raising of the Cross – Luca Giordano
Calvary – Andre Mantegna
The Crucifixion in Shockwave has been seen by millions
Crucifixion – Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Siena
The Death of Jesus – Gustave Doré
Descent from the Cross – Rembrandt
The Deposition – Caravaggio
The Entombment – Philippe de Champaigne
Entombment – Caravaggio
The Angel is Opening Christ’s Tomb, Benjamin Gerritsz Cuyp
The Empty Tomb – Gustave Doré
Entombment, Angel Opening Tomb in Shockwave
Scenes from the Life of Christ – Resurrection — Giotto
The Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb — Fra Angelico
Doubting Thomas – Caravaggio
The Ascension – Gustave Doré


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