He Has Risen

April 12, 2017 · 

If you have gone into any retail stores in the last few weeks, you probably noticed Easter baskets, eggs, bunnies, and strategically placed toys. As many prepare for Easter, the main focus will be creating a nice basket, finding that perfect outfit, and preparing the family holiday gathering.

How sad that so many have so quickly forgotten the true meaning of Easter. It has nothing to do with a bunny. It has everything to do with a man named Jesus and the life-changing, amazing power of His resurrection. Through Christ’s resurrection, He conquered sin and death and offers eternal life to everyone who believes.

Why is the resurrection so important? Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:13-14, “But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” Jesus could have lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and even been crucified, but if He hadn’t been raised from the dead, none of it would have mattered! The resurrection is God’s exclamation of eternal VICTORY!

Have you received God’s greatest gift, His son Jesus Christ? If not, I sincerely hope, you will seek His mercy and forgiveness this Easter. He suffered and bled and died to save us all from our sins.

“…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Romans 10:9-10

Allow this Easter to a new beginning for you. I don’t know what you are facing in this season of your life. But, I do know that the One who died on a cross many years ago for our sins has the power to resurrect you to a full and abundant life.


Troy Miller
President & CEO