A couple months ago, the Media & Communications team at Mars Hill shot this video for a recent film festival. It’s inspired by 2 Corinthians 8:9.
No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.The apostle Paul
Jesus was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. So thankful for God’s grace poured out in Jesus Christ.
There is no good reason to disassociate with the term ‘Easter’ simply because it was once associated with a pagan religion. If we can use the term ‘Sunday’ as part of our Christian fabric, then why not Easter? Moreover, what attachment does Easter to pagan religion in today’s terminology?
“Because we are, right now, under the completely sufficient imputed righteousness of Christ, Christians already have an A. The threat of failure, judgment, and condemnation has been removed. We’re in–forever! Nothing we do will make our grade better and nothing we do will make our grade worse. We’ve been set free. Knowing that God’s love [...]
Great reminders in here to clear away any evil speculations…
Religion and moralism says this, "Either I have to get my act together in order to be acceptable by God, or keep my act together in order to stay acceptable to God, or in order to keep myself in God's good graces."R.W. Glenn
You can listen to the entire sermon, or download the mp3 to your computer.