Do you want ideas on how to celebrate Easter this year?
Well, what is Easter someone may ask?
Easter, which is also called Pascha in Aramaic, Greek, Latin is the Resurrection Sunday to signify the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, It is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
However, Easter shouldn’t just be something we celebrate once a year, but every day we wake to follow Christ.
The faith we have in Jesus is for celebration daily irrespective of economic and otherwise situations like the present Pandemic.
The celebration of Easter will remind us how to overcome the challenges and unprecedented struggles for our generation.
It will instill in us the faith to keep fighting the fear a moment and be determined to achieve success in our life endeavors.
Easter is a period to build our faith strong because our hope is not lost. Our hope is set firmly on Jesus’ death and resurrection.
The following scriptures confirm that Jesus resurrected and the reason Easter is worth celebration
Mark 16:5-7: “As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here.
See the place where they laid him.
But go, tell his disciples and Peter, “He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.”
Luke 24:2-3: “They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.”
John 20:17-18: “Jesus said, ‘Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!’ And she told them that he had said these things to her.”
Mark 16:5-6: “As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. ‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said.
‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.'”
Here Are 7 Ways To Celebrate Easter At Home
1. Imbibe The Message Of Easter
The first and most important thing you must do to ensure a successful Easter celebration is to accept and personalize the message.
Easter is the time to remember the great work of salvation that Jesus accomplished by dying on the cross and resurrection on the third day.
What does that mean to you as a person?
It means your salvation was bought by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, and it sure cost a lot to achieve such.
You must be sure that you have accepted such a wonderful gift by confessing the Lord of Jesus Christ over your life if you have done that already.
Romans 10:9–10 ESV 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth, one confesses and is saved.
2. Study The Resurrection Message Scriptures
It is good you become conversant with the resurrection message. This Easter, take time out to study the bible to get to know the whole package and process involve in the resurrection of Jesus Christ so that you will be able to relate such to others and get them saved too.
You can start with Matthew 28:1-20, Mark 16:1-20, Luke 24:1-53, and John 20:1-31.
Take time to read and meditate on the word of God to have a proper understanding of the significance of the scriptures. God is faithful and will reveal the mysteries of His word to you as you study.
3. Extend The Message Of Easter To Others
The second step you must take after accepting the significance of Easter in your life is to reach out to others to do the same.
Easter means resurrection and resurrection signifies salvation to the whole world.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 ESV 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling[a] the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
God has given us salvation so that we will be the instrument of salvation to others.
4. Attend Service And Fellowship With Others
Another most important thing you should during Easter and every other week is to fellowship with other believers,
The Bible says:
“Do not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:25
Due to the pandemic, you may not find physical gathering close to you. However, you can find many online services that you long and participate in the service to God with other brethren.
“for where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20 ESV)
5. Worships And Praise God
The Easter period is a season of thankfulness, praise, and worship to God almighty for his gift of salvation
You should sing hymns and Psalms and worship God using many verses from the Bible that glorifies God and are about singing as a form of worshipping and celebrating our God. You should
The Bible says: “Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” – Psalm 95:1
6. Prepare Special Easter Meal
The Easter Period is a time to eat that special meal and celebrate with good non-alcoholic wine
It is time to gather your family and friends together, Let it be an opportunity for your extended family to reconnect and catch up with each other.
In the event of the social distance laws, enforce due to a pandemic you may decide to organize a conference call from time to time to share bond and love with family members who could travel to be together.
Jesus Christ himself in preparation for His death and resurrection prepared a last important dinner for his disciples to signify the need to celebrate love amongst ourselves and to remember the love we have during occasions such as Easter.
It is even the best time to take the Holy Communion, you can organize one at home for your family and follow the instructions stated in the Bible Apostle Paul gave in the following Scripture
1 Corinthians 11:23-30 NLT 23 For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread
24 and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it into pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.”
25 In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.”
26 For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.
27 So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.
28 That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup.
29 For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself.
30 That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died
7. Share Gifts
It is not only the Christmas period those gifts are shared; Gifts are share during Easter too!
Make traditional Easter baskets for your family, especially if you have younger children.
You can prepare homemade baked goods and candies if you have the right ingredients,
You can also make crafts and homemade cards can bring joy.
The following are scripture that talks about the gift of God to mankind.
James 1:17 ESV Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
1 Peter 4:10 ESV As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
Romans 6:23 ESV For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11 ESV To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another, the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another. gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another, various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
Romans 12:6 ESV Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
Ephesians 2:8 ESV For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
Tallachi Philemon writes for Classified Life
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