Great Quotes For Easter

Easter is such a wonderful time for celebration!

May He fill you with the peace, hope, and joy of His resurrection! Have a blessed Easter and check out these great quotes:

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. –S.D. Gordon

For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born. –Alice Freeman Palmer

Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. –Clarence W. Hall

One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.—Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)

“Who can describe the bond of God’s love? Who is able to explain the majesty of its beauty? The height to which love leads is indescribable. … In love the master received us, Jesus Christ our Lord, in accordance with God’s will gave his blood for us, and his flesh for our flesh, and his life for our lives.”—Clement of Rome (c. 96)

Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right…
–Phillips Brooks, “An Easter Carol”

We live and die; Christ died and lived! –John Stott

Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness. –Floyd W. Tomkins

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**I found the above quotes at the following sites:

Christianity Today

Quote Garden

All Great Quotes

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An Easter Hymn

Whenever I think of Easter, I think of this hymn:

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Up From The Grave He Arose

(Low In The Grave He Lay)

Words and music by: Robert Lowry

1. Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!
(Refrain)

2. Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior,
vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!
(Refrain)

3. Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;
he tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!
(Refrain)

Refrain:
Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o’er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

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**Found at HymnSite.com

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**Note:   The above hymn addresses the following scripture:

Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. 9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

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**Note:  See also John 20:1-18.

What Does Easter Mean To You?

I know what it means to me–it’s a time of rejoicing, a time of reflection, a time of hope, and a time of thanks. It makes sense to me that Easter is celebrated right around the beginning of Spring. Spring has always been such a wonderful season to me–one of new beginnings, hope, and new life coming forth. Easter is about new life too–Jesus defeating death and offering us the opportunity for life eternal with Him. Now I don’t know about you, but to me, that’s something to rejoice about!

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Yesterday I took the kids to Clemmons State Forest to enjoy some of God’s beautiful creation on a lovely Spring day. On the way back, we stopped off at the Wendy’s drive-through. The traffic was really bad; hoards of people out on this Easter weekend, and half of them at the nearby Wal-mart. As I was sitting in an extremely long line at a stop sign, I remember thinking about all the people out and about. I honestly thought about how Jesus loves each and every one and gave Himself for this old world. As I continued to think about all the people, I recall wondering how many knew, how many cared, and how many ever thought about it… Sadly, I’m sure there have been a few Easters that I too have given little thought to the Savior and what He has done for us.

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However, to the Christian, Easter needs to be a time of great joy and enthusiasm! (Without Easter, there wouldn’t be anything worth celebrating, but because of the Resurrection, we have every reason to rejoice!) Recently, my Pastor mentioned the movie “The Passion” and how the focus was on the crucifixion and not on the resurrection. He was disappointed that so little time was given to showing the victory of Christ. Well, the opposite is true of Easter, because it is a celebration of the Resurrection–a time to focus on the extraordinary miracle of Jesus and what it means for each of us!

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Our Daily Bread for tomorrow states: “Christ’s resurrection is the bud of promise–our resurrection is the flower of fulfillment!” Mart De Hann states, “No other event in human history is more significant. No other event is so full of immediate hope and ultimate victory for the saints in Christ Jesus.” I pray that each of us will take a little time out this weekend and thank our Lord for His awesome gift. Let us rejoice and be glad in the victory; experiencing the true essence of Easter!

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Jesus Christ today is risen,

And o’er death triumphant reigns;

He has burst the grave’s strong prison,

Leading sin herself in chains. –Luther

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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who…has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”1 Peter 1:3

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**Note: To view Our Daily Bread devotional for Easter Sunday, you may click here.

**P.S.: Other posts for this Easter include:

An Easter Hymn

Great Quotes For Easter