EASTER MESSAGE: To be dead to sin and be alive in God

Candice Alexander
April 21, 2017

Let us come together as God's people and celebrate all that He has done for us.

"I will be speaking about the victory of Easter and how that victory transforms our lives", Bell told the Telegram on Friday. On Sunday he plans to ask his congregation the question, "Will Easter make a difference in your life?"

The senior Pastor of Shelter of Glory Church, Makurdi, the Benue state capital, King Omudu, gave the charge during the Sunday Easter service. For Christians, Easter celebrates the rising of Christ from the grave three days after his crucifixion and death.

Easter Sunday is a special time for clergy members. Hearing the words to "The Old Rugged Cross" reminds us just exactly why we mark this Holy Day.

Ayokunle, who gave the assurance yesterday in his Easter message, which was signed by his Special Assistant (Media & Communications), Adebayo Oladeji in Abuja, prayed to God to end economic hardship the way He rolled away the stone from the tomb of Jesus Christ.

The confectionary section of New Market wore a busy look since morning with people out there to purchase Easter num noms like Easter eggs, mud pies and cakes.

Defined as the foundation of the Christian faith, adherents witness the priest light the paschal candle before mass commences at the church, signifying the light of Jesus entering the world.

In many Christians' minds, Easter is the most important celebration in their calendar as it commemorates the momentous events that occurred when Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and miraculously rose from the dead more than 2000 years ago.

"My own denomination, the Nigerian Baptist Convention are gathering in Abuja for a whole week beginning from this weekend to seek the face of our God for Nigeria, her people and our leaders".

Easter and the renewal of baptismal promises remind us of who we are, redeemed and saved by the Risen Lord, committed to live a life of truth and justice, of love and peace.

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