Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Apr 20, 2017, 08:51
Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

But as a world, we see such questions played out whenever natural disasters strike, when political turmoil leads to violence, or when nations become embroiled in conflicts leading to war and rumors of war.

On this Easter Sunday, a day where Christians celebrate and reflect on Jesus' victory over the cross and tomb, I encourage you to tune your focus into what Jesus did for you. It isn't just once a year that we celebrate Jesus' resurrection.

Jesus is the Son of God and heroically gave His life to die for our sins.

Pastor Wilson explained the symbolism behind the Easter egg.

Frederick Yeoh, 59, came with his family feeling solemn and peaceful.

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Easter is, by far, the most-attended Sunday of the year for many US churches, according to LifeWay Research, a Southern Baptist research center. The best part of all that is the Bible also teaches us in the book of Romans that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead thou shalt be saved. For He has been resurrected, just as He said.

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

Do not forget to look and listen for the angels of God so that we can live in the hope, prayer and practice of all that brings peace and love in faith to our lives, and the lives of others we meet. Martha assumes that Jesus is assuring her that Lazarus will be in heaven, but Jesus makes a powerful assertion in verses 25,26: "Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life".

Rector of St. George Parish Church, Reverend John Rogers, reminded his congregation as he delivered yesterday's special Easter Sunday message that at some point in their lives they will encounter empty tombs and will always face the temptation of finding an alternative to get around it. "We celebrate the promise of eternal life".

Holy days of every religion share a common objective of focusing the faithful on important themes and reminding them of why they believed in the first place. Today is Easter Sunday, a day revered by Christians both here and around the world. Christ has died; Christ has risen; he died for our sins.