Carla Solo, April 1, 2018
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First and above all, we would like to wish all our readers, a very Happy Easter! We hope you are enjoying your holidays!
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In this special edition of Easter, we have put together a list of some interesting facts about Easter from random sources. We also have a list of biblical passages about Easter, and a fun Easter WordSearch puzzle for you to solve. Enjoy!
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Here are some interesting facts about Easter;
1. In some countries, Easter is called “Pascha”, which comes from the Hebrew word for Passover. (Fact Source: CNN).
2. Easter is not fixed to a specific day. It usually falls between March 22nd and April 25th. It is supposed to fall on the first Sunday after the full moon following March 21st. (Fact Source: Soft Schools).
3. Eggs have been seen as an ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth. (Fact Source: Do Something).
4. Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence. (Fact Source: Useless Daily).
5. The Easter Bunny originated in Germany, the idea was taken to America during the 1700s. (Fact Source: Fun Facts).
6. The UK’s first chocolate egg was produced in 1873 by Fry’s of Bristol. (Fact Source: List 25).
7. The holiday’s name is actually derived from a “goddess” named Eastre. She was the symbol of the rabbit and the egg. This symbolism is fitting for a holiday that signifies rebirth. (Fact Source: Kids Konnect).
8. Almost all scholars agree that Jesus was crucified in the spring of either A.D. 30 or A.D. 33. In their book, The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived, Andreas Köstenberger and Justin Taylor contend that the exact date of the first Good Friday was Friday, April 3 and the first Easter on April 5 A.D. 33. Their assumption for that date is based on the beginning of Tiberius’s reign (A.D. 14), the beginning of John the Baptist’s ministry in the fifteenth year of Tiberius’s reign (A.D. 28), the beginning of Jesus’s ministry (A.D. 29), and a minimum three-year duration of Jesus’ ministry, putting the most likely date of Jesus’s crucifixion in A.D. 33 (April 3). “While other dates are possible,” say the authors, “we believers can take great assurance from the fact that the most important historical events in Jesus’s life, such as the crucifixion, are firmly anchored in human history.” (Fact Source: ERLC).
Here are some biblical passages about Easter;
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The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” Matthew 28:5-7
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. Mark 16: 5-6
In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Luke 24: 5-7
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. Acts 3:15
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:8-11
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We created this fun Easter WordSearch puzzle for you to solve. Enjoy!
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