May 8, 1945, is known as Victory in Europe or V-E Day. That is the date that allied forces defeated the Nazi war machine bringing an end to WWII in Europe. For 77 years, Europe remained free from military conflict, but that call came to a sudden end in 2022 with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These tragic events serve to remind us that permanent peace remains elusive. No political, military or diplomatic efforts have been able to produce a permanent peace. But long before V-E Day, there was another day of victory. A day is known to many as the first Easter. It was on this V-E (Victory on Easter) Day that Jesus ultimately and finally ended our war with sin and ransomed us from hell. Join us on April 17 as we celebrate the ultimate V-E Day!
1 Corinthians 15:1-25
The resurrection of Jesus is ________________ of God’s victory and __________________ of our hope.
Place your faith in the ________________________ of Jesus and His victory over sin on the __________ .
This week, as you read accounts of the resurrection, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with the assurance of God’s victory and the hope of your resurrection from sin, death, and the grave.
Day 1: Matthew 28
Day 2: Mark 16
Day 3: Luke 24
Day 4: John 11
Day 5: John 20
Day 6: John 21
Day 7: 1 Corinthians 15
The Day the Revolution Began, by N.T Wright
Surprised by Hope, by N.T. Wright
Jesus, the final days, by N.T. Wright and Craig Evans
Six Hours One Friday, by Max Lucado
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
The Great Divorce, by C.S. Lewis