The short messages below were written for Easter but as people have taken and used them in a variety of settings I thought it might be helpful to make them available in text format.
Please use them in any way you want to share the message of eternal life in Jesus this Easter. Some ideas:
- As short bulletin challenges
- Facebook entries with links to longer articles
- Twitter intros with links to your church website
- Other social media links to YouTube videos
- Text with music or images as part of a video
- Postcards, bulletin inserts with links to more material
- Invitations to seeker Bible studies about the Christian faith
If you use them in a different way and have time to send me your creation to firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd love it, but it isn't needed. You've got lots to do this Easter season and I understand.
To use these no attribution or link or anything is necessary—other than your prayers that however you use these words that they will bring people to Jesus.
The Bunny and the Cross—why both at Easter?
It makes much more sense than you might imagine.
In many cultures bunnies symbolize life, rebirth, and the tradition of a spring bunny bringing gifts to children.
The cross, though once a tool for a tortured death, because of Jesus, has become the symbol of eternal life, possible because Jesus rose from the dead.
The Easter bunny tells a story of abundant life, giving, joyful living, pictures of the reality that Jesus made possible on the cross.
Join us for our Easter celebration—we’ve got bunnies and candy for the child in all of us, but we’ll also tell the story of the creator of bunnies, and all things joyful and life-giving—Jesus.
darkness to life
how dark is your life?
have you lost your
when jesus died, the disciples lost
their leader, healer, friend, future
they hid in fear, without hope
but the dawn came on the third day
and everything changed.
it can change for you—join us this Easter and let us share how
A serious Easter Invitation
Music is inspiring and candy is delicious, but we’d like to invite you to a serious presentation and opportunity for discussion about the true meaning of Easter.
No gimmicks, fluff, or marketing an empty message.
We believe that Jesus lived, died, and bodily rose from death. We have historical, legal, philosophical, and scientific reasons why we believe this and we would like to share them with you.
Not to win an argument, but because we believe the eternal destiny of every person depends on how you respond.
Join us on Easter or check out the websites below:
Easter is about so much more than you can image
What do you think your life would be like if you believed in the Jesus?
Boring? Constricted? An endless series of don’t do this or that? Intellectual suicide?
We don't think so because. . . . .
Christians claim that Jesus conquered death.
If that’s true imagine what it would mean to become a friend and follower of Jesus, someone, totally and eternally ALIVE?
Someone who spoke and the worlds, galaxies, stars and starfish, came into being?
Someone who, when he walked the earth, played with children, was a great party guest, healed sick people, loved enough to die for all of us.
Challenging, exciting, never-ending and never alone—more than you can ever imagine is the life you can discover this Easter, in Jesus.