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Beyond the Cross




Easter is a season of profound reflection and joy, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ—a cornerstone event that offers hope, renewal, and redemption to believers. At the heart of the Easter narrative is the cross, a symbol of sacrifice, perfect love, and the transformative power of faith, reminding us that through Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection, we are offered new life.


"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." - 1 Corinthians 1:18


We are invited to fix our eyes on Jesus, drawing from His unwavering obedience and boundless love to deepen our faith in Him. Focusing on Christ encourages us to go deeper into our faith, embrace God's grace, and appreciate the profound sacrifice made for us on the cross.


Practical Applications for Contemplation and Growth:


Daily Devotion: Spend the next couple of days reading scripture, focusing especially on the events of Jesus's death and resurrection found in the Gospels. Reflect on what these passages reveal about God's character and love. Consider Luke 22:47-53, John 19:16-37, Luke 24:6-7, and John 20:19-29.


Prayer and Meditation: Engage in prayer and meditation, using Philippians 2:5-8 as a guide to contemplate Jesus's humility and obedience. Ask God to reveal more of Himself through the Easter story and to transform your heart in the process.


Community Engagement: Participate in the Easter series at LifePoint. Sharing in the collective reflection and celebration can deepen your connection to the faith. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to consider how to spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together.


Service and Giving: Embody the message of Easter through acts of kindness, service, and generosity. James 2:26 reminds us, "Faith without deeds is dead." By living out the gospel, you impact others' lives and foster your own spiritual growth.


Next Steps After Easter:


Let the Gospel inspire you to live in the light of Christ's love and sacrifice. Set spiritual goals, like deeper scripture study or starting a prayer group, to maintain your spiritual growth. Remember, the journey of faith continues well beyond Easter.


"Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." - Hebrews 12:1-2


Today, as we reflect on the cross and celebrate the resurrection, may we renew our commitment to follow Jesus, experiencing His love and grace in our lives.

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I’ve been doing daily devotional and praying for the day… I’m

Not perfect but He is and I know He is perfecting my faith daily.

Polub
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