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- AUTHOR: Stuart Scammell
The Choice Is Yours Tract
New Easter tract for 2024 written by Stuart Scammell.
Glossy four page leaflet with a clear gospel message relating to Easter.
If you were asked to choose something that represented Easter, I wonder what you would pick. Some people might choose a rabbit, a lamb or maybe a painted egg. These things have become associated with this time of year. I'm not sure how many people would choose a cross, a tomb or a crown of thorns. Easter has become, in some people's minds, a celebration of spring time rather than a commemoration of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. What we choose might tell a lot about us and our attitude to Easter.
Many years ago, the people in Jerusalem were faced with a choice that should have been a fairly obvious one. Their choice involved the Lord Jesus. He had just spent the last three and a half years doing good, performing miracles, healing people and showing great compassion to those in need. He had even fed a hungry crowd with just a few loaves and some fish. Now he faced a crowd that had a choice to make. The religious rulers of the day were envious of the Lord Jesus and had him arrested. Pilate, the Roman in charge, knew this and after questioning Him found no fault in Him and looked for a way to release Him.
His cunning plan involved giving the crowd an obvious choice. Pilate brought from the dungeons a notorious prisoner called Barrabas. He was a renowned murderer. None would want him living anywhere near them. At the feast time Pilate always released a prisoner to keep the people he ruled over happy. This time he gave them a stark choice; the infamous murderer, Barabbas, or the loving healer, Jesus. Surely there was no choice: the Lord Jesus would be released. But we are told that the chief priests stirred up the crowd and they made their choice. Astoundingly, Barabbas was released and when asked what was to be done with Jesus, they cried out, "Crucify Him!"
We may well think that we wouldn't have joined in with the crowd that day, but many still reject Him.
Easter is about God's love being demonstrated to us, in the death of the Lord Jesus.
We too are faced with a stark choice. We can believe in what the Lord Jesus has done on the cross and ask for forgiveness for our sin, or we can reject this most beautiful act of love and remain in our sin. To do so would mean that we would face the punishment of sin for all eternity. Make the right choice this Easter: believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.
"Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
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