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Good Friday & Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is right around the corner. When some people think of Easter, images of bunnies, spring, and eggs come to mind. However, this celebration has a much deeper history, as recorded in the Bible. 

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” – 1 Peter 1:3-4 ESV

Today marks the celebration of Good Friday. According to the Bible, Good Friday is the day that Jesus Christ was crucified, the day he died on the cross. Upon knowing this, one might wonder: “Why is this good? Why call Friday ‘good’ if it marks the day of Jesus’ death?” Yet, Believers know that Jesus died on the cross for humanity’s sins, making His death a loving sacrifice.

Three days after Jesus’ death, he rose from the dead. He was resurrected. This is the day we celebrate as Easter Sunday; however, it is also known as Resurrection Sunday. Jesus’ resurrection offers eternal life to those who believe in Him. 

“For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”-  John 6:40 ESV 

Campus Light, one of many clubs at Cal High, gives students the opportunity to learn more about the Bible. The club meets in room B3, where Pastor Ron Kitchell preaches every Wednesday at lunch (after embedded support ends). 

This is how Ivan Rawlins, the President of Campus Light, explains Easter and its significance: “Easter is the day that Jesus rose again from the grave. Friday he died for our sins, he takes our sins on the cross, he takes the punishment that we deserve, which is hell, on the cross. On the third day, you know, Easter, he rises again.” 

Rawlins also added, “That just signifies our second chance at life…how much He loves us and how much He truly cares.”

Alberto Betance, Vice President of Campus Light, also associates Easter Sunday with redemption, stating, “Easter Sunday is a big thing because it’s redemption. It’s second chance, it’s freedom from sin. I would say that’s what Easter means the most to me.”

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