Essential Easter

Nº 192 weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - April 5, 2022


How we need to have our hearts broken again by our sin that put Jesus on the cross. How we need to have our confidence grounded by what Jesus accomplished on the cross. And how we need to have our hope anchored in the promise of resurrection. May Jesus draw you and keep you hear his cross. - Nancy Guthrie

A TV interviewer mused to Ringo Starr about young and old people everywhere loving the Beatles’ music. Ringo responded immediately, “Do you know why that is?” “No,” replied the host. “Because it’s GREAT MUSIC!,” Ringo shouted. And the audience roared. The attraction was not the album covers, haircuts or lifestyles of the musicians. The draw was the music. As we approach Easter, let’s remember: it’s not the packaging that makes Easter great, it is the MESSAGE! Paul clarified for the Corinthians the essence of the Easter message, the core statement that connects with young and old everywhere. “That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scripture, and that he appeared to Cephas and the twelve.” (I Corinthians 15:3-5) Not new dresses or hats, not candy or festive meals, not even our good works, correct eschatology, or generous sacrifices are essential. The Easter message alone matters most. Christ died; the proof is He was buried. Christ arose; the proof is He was seen by many witnesses. This Easter, refocus on the GREAT MESSAGE, and recommit to the One who died and rose again.

Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc

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