Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How complicated must we make it???

As I focus on the coming weeks that lead to Easter, I have been searching for something that tells about the true meaning of the season. I came across the following video originally at Beamer Films, then again at tangle. If you are looking for quality sermon or worship illustrations at affordable prices, I would suggest adding Beamer Films as one of your search options. (That was not a paid advertisement)

The Simple Complexity of Easter

I thought that was a well put piece! Deep, yet amazingly simple...

Okay, now I have a question and a few thoughts for you...Are we making Easter and all our other "religious" holidays too difficult for people to understand? Easter is a time of great hope, right? I don't think that making Easter more complicated brings glory to anyone does it? Is it necessary to show the love of Christ? I think too often we try to make things a bit too "intellectual" to make ourselves seem like a "better Christian" or more "spiritual than the Joneses". But, what the world needs is not more intellectuality (if that's really even a word), but rather just the simple truth that we are all sinners in need of a Savior!

I am thankful that all my sins are washed away by the blood of the spotless Lamb!!! Do you know Him? What does your faith and hope rest in?

Remember if we are hoping in our own goodness, Isaiah 64:6 states..."But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;..." If our future is dependent on what good we have done, our hope is fleeting at best. I am secure that my hope endures because of the cross of Calvary!!! Jeremiah 17:7 says..."Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is."

If you want to know about that "blessed hope" I speak of, please let me know...

Please let me know if you have a special prayer request that I can word on your behalf today!!!


chaplainandrews said...

I agree that we can surely get all wrapped up in the scholarly pursuits of the season and take the ques from National Geographic.

What we do need to share in the simple message of the gospel--this is not the time for apologetics but simple truth.

Faith Talk said...

That was a real Blessings! Salvation is near even in your mouth and in your heart. Jesus died for our sins, nailed them to the cross, and threw them in the sea of forgetfulness never to be remembered again. Hallelujah! The Passover Lamb! We have passed from death to life....Great Truth done with complex simplicity!