Christian Community Chapel
Easter in 2008 is celebrated on March 23rd. The other important days of Holy Week are:
Palm Sunday - Jesus enters Jerusalem.
Maundy Thursday - The Last Supper and betrayal.
Good Friday - The arrest, trial, crucifixion, death and burial of Jesus.
Easter Sunday - The day Jesus rose from the grave.
What Is Easter?
Has Easter become a commercial holiday? The stores are filled with easter candy, toys and flowers. It seems as though the Easter Bunny and the Easter Egg have become the symbols for Easter. If you ask a young child what is Easter chances are you will be told it’s...........the Easter Bunny!
Is it time to go back to traditional Easter values where the meaning of Easter is a religious one? Maybe we should examine our thoughts on life and realize that the church or religion would make our lives a little fully and a little richer.
The story of how God gave up his only son and let him die on the cross in order to save souls is a story which should be remembered especially at this important time of the year.
If you would like to read the events that led up to Easter Sunday they can be found in four of the gospels in the King’s James Bible. John’s Gospel gives a bit more detail than the other three gospels so the sections are listed separately.
Prelude to Easter - Last Supper and Betrayal
Matthew 26:1-75 Mark 14:1-72 Luke 22:1-71
John 13:1-38- Jesus washes the disciples feet and identifies his betrayer.
John 14:1-31 - The promise of the coming Holy Spirit.
John 15:1-27- The vine & branches speech.
John 16:1-33 - The end of parables and what the future holds.
John 17:1-26 - Jesus prays for his disciples and for us.
John 18:1-40 - The betrayal of Jesus.
Trial, Crucifixion, Death and Burial Before Easter
Matthew 27:1-66 Mark 15:1-47 Luke 23:1-56 John 19:1-42
Resurrection - Easter Morning
Matthew 28:1-20 Mark 16:1-20 Luke 24:1-53
John 20:1-31 - Jesus' first appearance Easter morning.
John 21:1-25 - Jesus' final appearance.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it" (John 3:16-17).