Why do Christians make such a big deal about Easter?

Sunday April 5, 2020   Phone: 570.829.5216
Pastor David Miklas e-mail pdmikBBM@aol.com
Message: Why do Christians make such a big deal about Easter? – Text: See Lesson

Why do Christians make such a big deal about Easter?


Bible Study Objectives:

To remind us that without the resurrection Christianity would not exist as it is today: I Corinthians 15:1-4

To remind us that it is impossible to be a biblical Christian without believing in the resurrection: Romans 10:9

To remind us that we are to tell others what Jesus endured to provide for us eternal salvation: Luke 24:32

  1. Jesus was rejected on our behalf:

a. By His countrymen and the culture: John 1:11

b. By His neighbors/acquaintances: Luke 4:28-29

c. By His friends – family – religious leaders: Mark 3:6, John 7:5, John 7:1, John 9:22

  1. Jesus was ridiculed on our behalf:

a. By the people who knew His hometown: John 1:46, John 7:52

b. By the people who knew His background: John 8:41, John 9:24-29

c. By the Roman soldiers: Luke 23:36-37

d. By the crowd around the cross: Luke 23:35

e. By the chief priests, the religious elite: Mark 15:31

f. By the two thieves on either side of His cross: Matthew 27:44

  1. Jesus was threatened on our behalf:

a. By King Herod: Matthew 2:16

b. By the claims that He made: John 8:58-59, John 10:30-33

c. By the people who saw Him heal on the Sabbath: Luke 6:10-11, John 5:16

d. By the people who heard Him teach: John 8:40, Luke 11:53-54, Mark 12:12

e. By the people who witnessed His miracles: John 11:53, John 12:10

4. Jesus was homeless on our behalf: Matthew 8:20


5. Jesus was betrayed on our behalf: John 13:21, Luke 22:47-53


6. Jesus was denied on our behalf: Matthew 26:70-75


7. Jesus was misunderstood on our behalf: Matthew 15:16, Mark 6:52


8. Jesus was abandoned on our behalf: Matthew 26:56


9. Jesus was misquoted on our behalf: Matthew 26:61


10. Jesus was indicted on false charges on our behalf: Luke 23:1-2


11. Jesus was tortured, crucified and died on our behalf: Matthew 27: Mark 15: Luke 23: John 19


a. He was slapped, blindfolded, spit upon and beaten: John 18:22, Luke 22:64, Matthew 26:67

b. He was scourged, beaten on the head, pierced with a crown of thorns: Matthew 27:26-30


12. Jesus was raised from the dead on our behalf: Matthew 28:10, Mark 16:1-13, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:24-29


13. Jesus is interceding/praying right now on our behalf: Romans 8:26,27,34, Hebrews 7:25


           Bible Study Summary:



We are to be thankful and live exemplary lives for we are recipients of life’s greatest gift: Titus 2:1-3:10


TELL me the story of Jesus, write on my heart every word;

tell me the story most precious, sweetest that ever was heard.

TELL how the angels in chorus, sang as they welcomed His birth,

glory to God in the highest peace and good tidings on earth.

TELL of the cross where they nailed Him, writhing in anguish and pain;

tell of the grave where they laid Him, tell how He liveth again.

Love in that story so tender, clearer than ever I see;

Stay, let me weep while you whisper, love paid the ransom for me.

TELL me the story of Jesus, write on my heart every word;

tell me the story most precious, sweetest that ever was heard.




The Lesson above was written by Tommy Dowling,

a Sunday School Teacher for over 40 years.


If God has spoken to your heart after reading the sermon "“Why do Christians make such a big deal about Easter?” right now talk to God about what He has spoken to you.


Do you have the assurance that one day you will go to heaven? If you have no assurance that you know Jesus Christ, then I trust you will decide to accept Him as your personal Savior. The Bible tells us in


Acts 16:31, “…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…”

Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 

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In His Amazing Grace,
Pastor David Miklas
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