Millions of Christians celebrate easter worldwide

There are many people within the black community who can testify how Christianity and the hope that the message of Easter offers, has totally transformed their lives. It's a celebration of the hope we have in Christ.

Appropriately during the early spring each year, we celebrate and revel in that knowledge on Easter Sunday. "As we celebrate this very important occasion, let us try to practice, in our day-to-day life, these eternal ideals which can make the world a better place to live in". Yes, some are purely spiritual and religious, but others combine the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the arrival of the famous bunny with eggs, candy, and gifts for the children of the world.

The events of Easter provide the foundation on which the whole of the Christian faith is built.

While some people ate Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies, a New Plymouth church brought back an Easter tradition over the weekend. What you see is what you get.

"On Easter Sunday, we have an increase, maybe a 40-50 percent increase over typical Sunday". We renewed two pledges made when we were baptized: to believe in, and therefore, to love God with all our heart, mind, and soul; and to reject Satan and sinfulness.

Chad: How do you carry that message of joy through the year?

"I found God when I was a teenager, and have been attending church services since", she said. I preach Jesus born of a virgin, that while he was ideal and sinless in every way, He paid our sin debt when He was crucified, buried, and rose again the third day according to the Scripture. Before you read any further, do you know the answer? They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.

Easter also marked the end of the fifty day long season of Lent, of prayers and penitence recalling the final phase of Christ's life from his arrest and crucifixion, followed by resurrection.

After Constantine chose to Christianize the Empire, Easter was changed to represent Jesus.

  • Salvatore Jensen