Let’s think about Christ’s resurrection. Is there for a message for us in the word, “resurrection”?
                  * Our Redeemer, Emmanuel, brings Salvation to Us.
                  * Through His Resurrection, He brings Renewal to us.
                  * The Evangel tells us that Christ is Triumphant.
                  * He Intercedes for us. He is Omnipotent. He is Near to us.
* Redeemer
“Redeemer” is another word for Saviour. Jesus is our Saviour. He’s our Redeemer. When we think of the word, “Redeemer”, our thoughts turn to Jesus Christ, crucified for us. Before we think about Christ’s resurrection, we must think about His crucifixion. “Redeemed with the precious blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:18-19) – This is the wonderful message that comes to us when we sing the great hymn of the death of Christ, “There is a green hill far away”: “He died that we might be forgiven … saved by His precious blood.” Christ was the only One who was “good enough to pay the price of sin.” He has done this for us. He has redeemed us. May God help us to “trust in His redeeming blood.”
* Emmanuel 
“Emmanuel” is another name for Jesus, our Saviour: “They will name Him Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us’” (Matthew 1:23). Jesus is “God with us.” He came to be with us when He was born at Bethlehem. He is still “God with us.” Emmanuel – What a wonderful name this is! It’s not a name we often think about. Our Saviour is better known by the name, “Jesus” – but we should not forget this other name, Emmanuel! When we read the name, Emmanuel, we are reminded that “the Word became human and lived among us” (John 1:14). What an amazing thing this is – “The Word was God” (John 1:1), and now, He is “God with us”!
* Salvation
Salvation – This is the reason Jesus became “God with us.” He came to save us. This is the meaning of the name, “Jesus”: “You will name Him Jesus [He Saves], because He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Jesus became “God with us.” He also became “God for us.” He gave Himself in death for us. He came to earth “to give His life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). What we could not do for ourselves, Jesus has done for us! Again, the words of the hymn, “There is a green hill far away”, help us to see what a wonderful thing our Saviour has done for us: “The dear Lord was crucified.” He “died to save us all.” “It was for us He hung and suffered” on the cross.” The hymn, “Man of Sorrows” calls us to worship Jesus: “Hallelujah! What a Saviour!”
* Us
Us – That means you. That means me. We must not look around us, saying, “This must be for somebody else –somebody who is more deserving than me, somebody who deserves to be blessed by the Lord, someone who hasn’t let Him done over and over again.” What are we talking about? Is there anyone who hasn’t let the Lord down over and over again? No. We’ve all failed Him, time and time again: “All people have sinned and have fallen short of God’s glory” (Romans 3:23). That’s the bad news about every single of us! It’s not, however, all bad news. There is Good News. Jesus – the perfect Son of God – has died for sinners. He has died for us. God loves us. His love is stronger than our sin.
* Resurrection
Resurrection – Jesus was dead; now, He is alive. What a tremendous miracle! – “Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!” Beyond the pain of crucifixion, there is the glory of resurrection. Jesus “endured the cross and grave, sinners to redeem and save” – the anguish He endured our salvation has procured.” Our salvation – this is the glory of Christ’s resurrection. He died for us; Now, He is risen for us.
* Renewal
Renewal – Jesus has died for us, He has risen for us … and there is more: He makes us new. What Jesus does for us is more than a thing of the past. It’s more than something that happened a long time ago. He changes us, here-and-now. This is Good News for today. When we put our faith in Christ, we become “a new creation” – The old life has come to end; the new life has begun (2 Corinthians 5:17). Through faith in Christ, we have started out on a lifelong a journey, a journey of learning to become more like Jesus, a journey of following Him and bringing glory to Him.
* Evangel
“Evangel” is another word for Gospel – and “Gospel” means Good News! It’s the Good News of Christ. He has been crucified for us. He has risen for us. Our world is full of bad news. Often, it seems that good news is very hard to find. Here we have really Good News! There’s no bad news here – only the Good News that Jesus is our Saviour. We celebrate the Good News. We celebrate our Saviour’s love for us. May our celebration be more than the words that we sing. May our lives become a song of praise to our Saviour.
* Christ is Triumphant.
The triumph of Christ – This is what we celebrate when we gather together for worship: “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 for ever with His saints to reign: He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!”
* He Intercedes for us. He is Omnipotent. He is Near to us.
– Jesus intercedes for us (Hebrews 7:25). He is praying for us.
– He is omnipotent. He is all-powerful. “He is able to save to the uttermost all who come to God through Him” (Hebrews 7:25).
– He is near to us. He doesn’t keep His distance from us. He comes near to us.
                  * Our Redeemer, Emmanuel, brings Salvation to Us.
                  * Through His Resurrection, He brings Renewal to us.
                  * The Evangel tells us that Christ is Triumphant.
                  * He Intercedes for us. He is Omnipotent. He is Near to us.

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