Easter 2021

Easter 2021

Risen – Death where is your sting?

– This Easter, May we:
– Praise God the Son
– Honor God the Father who sent Him
– Worship God the Holy Spirit who, upon Christ's Ascension, was sent from the Father &
the Son
– Our Easter Focus…
– Praising the Glorious Perfections of our Triune God as we Consider those Perfections on
Display at Easter…

– We Cannot Appreciate Easter until we Contemplate and Remember Good Friday…
Perfection on Display…
Perfect Humility…
Phil 2:6 [Christ] who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality

with God a thing to be grasped…

Isaiah 53:2,3 For He grew up before Him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry
ground; He had no form or majesty that we should look at Him, and no
beauty that we should desire Him. 3 He was despised and rejected by
men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from
whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.

Perfection on Display…
Perfect Sacrificial Giving…
Isaiah 53:4,5 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed
Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But He was wounded for
our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the
chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed.

Perfection on Display…
Perfect Justice…
2 Cor 5:21 For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we

might become the righteousness of God

– From “Behold the Lamb”
– Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away, Slain for us – and we remember
The promise made that all who come in faith Find forgiveness at the cross.

– The body of our Savior Jesus Christ, Torn for you – eat and remember

The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life Paid the price to make us one.

Perfection on Display…
Perfect Victory…
Mark 16:6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth,

who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here.

On Good Friday, Sin did not Defeat Christ – Christ Defeated Sin…
John 10:17-18a For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it
up again.18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own
accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up
again.

– He has Risen!
– we do not eat the body of a slain man – we eat of the Body of a Risen King!
– We do not recline together in the absence of a still dead martyr – but in the presence of a
Risen Lord
Perfection on Display…
Perfect Victory over death…
Christ not only Defeated Sin – Christ Defeated Death…

1 Cor 15:54,55 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on
immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is
swallowed up in victory.” 55 “O death, where is your victory? O death,
where is your sting?”

– Easter Testifies to Who He is…
Perfect Humility
meets Perfect Sacrifice
meets Perfect Forgiveness
meets Perfect Mercy
meets Perfect Justice
which meets Perfect Victory over both Sin and Death

– He is Perfect Love
John 17:24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given me, may be with Me where
I am, to see My glory that You have given Me because You loved Me before the
foundation of the world.

– Easter Shows Forth the Love of the Father for the Son and the Son for the Father. And this Love
Spills Over Onto Us…
Rom 8:38,39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present
nor things to come, nor powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in
all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our
Lord.

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