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Easter

Without a doubt Easter is the most significant Christian holiday. It encapsulates the whole of the Christian message and most vividly displays the glory of God in all it’s beauty: sinners unable to save themselves are delivered by a Holy God through His death at their hands, paying for their sins and rising in glory to offer salvation to those who would accept HIm and Savior and King. That’s the Gospel and that’s the message that Easter is all about.

This short list of resources will hopefully provide with more opportunity to reflect deeper concerning the significance of Easter in your life. Just keep in mind, these resources are not the goal! They are rather a means to goal! The goal is to be amazed with our God as we consider what the Gospel is. Worship, not just knowledge is the purpose behind using these resources.

Resurrection Appearances in Scripture

The Death of Jesus from Medical Perspective

Scripture:
Here is a very helpful day-by-day chronological reading of what happened during Jesus final week before the crucifixion:
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/category/holy-week/

Sermon Series:
John MacArthur in this 3 part study details Luke’s account of the resurrection:

http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermon+Series/308_The-Empty-Tomb

Articles:
In vintage Piper, he shows us the amazing consequences of the resurrection:
http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/taste-see-articles/let-these-results-of-the-resurrection-of-jesus-revive-your-passion-for-his-supremacy-over-all-things

If you want to see visually with a graph or pictures who, where, and what happened go here:
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2011/04/18/the-who-what-and-where-of-holy-week-a-visualization/

In this article you’ll see the crucifixion explained from a medical perspective: (attached)

This article chronicles for us how, where, to whom Jesus appeared after His resurrection: (attached)

Music:
Here are two awesome albums specifically devoted to the Easter theme from Sovereign Grace:

Risen:
http://www.sovereigngracestore.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=M4055-00-21

Cross Centered Life:
http://www.sovereigngracestore.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=M4300-00-21

Books:
Tim Challies offers some of the best council on books that will enhance your worship during Easter Sunday and after:
http://www.challies.com/resources/5-books-to-read-before-easter#more

Just keep in mind, these resources are not the goal! They are rather a means to goal! The goal is to be amazed with our God as we consider what the Gospel is. Worship, not just knowledge is the purpose behind using these resources.

If you have some things that particularly help you focus during this week feel free to share!

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