© 2014 • Hillcrest Church of Christ
by Danny Boggs
Millions will make their annual appearances at church gatherings this Sunday. “Easter” is the only day they ever participate in a church assembly. Millions more will humbly keep a weekly habit that is anything but routine.
Nothing in ancient history demands our attention and belief like the well-attested death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.
Because Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead, we can die to sin and live a new life. “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:3-4).
Enjoying that new life, we assemble every Sunday—the Lord’s day (Revelation 1:10). Together, we eat the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7). We eat bread and drink a cup that help us to look back to His sacrifice (1 Corinthians 10:23-25). We look ahead expectantly because the Savior who died is also the Lord who is risen: “for as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26).
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (2 Peter 1:3). He was the first to rise never to die again, but He will not be the last (1 Corinthians 15:20,23).
Jesus deserves more! And people who unceasingly celebrate his resurrection get more! One day a year is not enough.
One Day a Year Is Not Enough