What is Easter really all about? It's about peace! We have peace with God now through Christ our risen Savior. He goes with us as He sends us out to share that message. We go with the sure promise of forgiveness for ourselves and for others.
Is there any reason to be afraid? The women fled the tomb in fear. Not you! You go forward knowing that nothing can separate us from God's love shown at the resurrection of Jesus. Nothing will keep Him from you.
What do we see on the cross? Not only do we see our salvation we also see our sin. He must suffer for what we have done. Do not look away! God has us look that we might see that sin is done away with, that we might have joy.
The cross is necessary. Christ's cross for our salvation. Our cross for our strengthening. Do we run from that cross? But without the cross, there is no hope. Learn what Jesus means when He says, "Take up your cross and follow me."
Jesus had more than just the three temptations recorded in Matthew and Luke. Mark tells us that Jesus was tempted for the whole forty days in the desert. So also His victory continues on past lent, and we celebrate that victory all our days.
Why should we trust Jesus to be the Christ? God brings us to a "mountain" of proof. The appearance of the Transfiguration, the audience, the audio all point to the truth that this is the Son whom we should trust and listen to!