As a former freelance newspaper reporter (back in the day when you did an interview, composed the story in your head so you dash to the office, type it up, and get it to your editor on-time) I knew well the advice "Don't bury the lead." Translated, it means don't put the most important part of the story at the end because chances are readers won't get to it.
Here is the most important part of my advice in a previous article on the need to explain the meaning of Easter—these short pieces that I hope are thought-provoking bits of free verse to create curiosity about Easter beyond the springtime celebration.
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Seven selections follow
How is Easter about the cross and a bunny?
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 share about the creator of bunnies, and all things joyful and life-giving—Jesus.
imagine the darkness between the friday jesus died and easter sunday—maybe it’s like your darkness now
how dark is your life?
have you lost your
when jesus died, the disciples lost
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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.
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 and find out more.
Looking for something this Easter?
We all are.
It may not be as obvious as a child’s search for candy and Easter eggs, but we all search for something often undefined, but never gone from the whispers in our mind when all around us is quiet.
To satisfy our search we collect experiences, toys, relationships, but after all that, often come to the same conclusion as did C.S. Lewis:
If I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
Easter is about the other world, the other life Jesus makes possible.
Join us this Easter to find out more.
Most of us go through life searching for something—
….all good things, but seldom do we quit searching even after we find them.
The extraordinary news of Easter is that life is that we can quit searching and allow ourselves to be found by Jesus.
That’s what He died and conquered death for—to bring the creation He loved back into a relationship with our Creator.
This Easter join us and learn to rest and learn what it means to let Jesus find you.
Easter is about so much more than you can imagine
What do you think your life would be like if you believed in Jesus?
Boring? Constricted? An endless series of don’t do this or that? Intellectual suicide?
At Easter, consider. . . .
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.
It seemed hopeless when the disciples of Jesus said,
“It’s been three days.”
Three days since they saw him
Three days may not seem like much, but it is an eternity
when every hope you had for the future died when
What they didn’t know was that the morning of the
third day Jesus broke the shackles of sin and death and
is forever alive.
They just didn’t know it yet.
The resurrection is true.
Hope is alive!
Join us on Easter and let us share the good news of
hope forever with you.