"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." (Romans 3:23-24)
"In Him (Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace." (Ephesians 1:7)
Jesus Christ, our royal Redeemer, has paid our ransom in full, has rescued us from sin & self, has imputed His righteousness to us, and has reconciled us to God so that we can have relationship with Him. How should we then respond?
Repent. Turn away from your sins and turn to God. "In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent. For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead." (Acts 17:30-31)
Receive Christ into your heart/life as your Lord and Savior. "He who receives Me receives the One Who sent Me." ~Jesus (Matthew 10:40b) "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9) Receive His remarkable grace & mercy...His gift of salvation and eternal life.
Remain in Him. "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing." Jesus (John 15:5)
Resolve to live for Him. "For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him Who died for them and was raised again." (2 Corinthians 5:14-15) "If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord." (Romans 14:8)
Reflect Him. "And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." (2 Corinthians 3:18)
Represent Him. "We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God." (2 Corinthians 5:20)
Remember what Christ has done for you and remember to tell others about Him. "Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel." (2 Timothy 2:8)
Rest in Him. "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Jesus (Matthew 11:28)
Rejoice. Christ is risen! "And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God." (Romans 5:2b) "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" (Philippians 4:4) Christ's resurrection sets Christianity apart from all other religions. Jesus is alive; He didn't stay dead. All the founders of other religions are dead. Only Jesus has victory over death, demonstrating that He has power over all things. His resurrection is a provable historical fact. Some day, all will see the living proof when Christ returns.
Sadly, many choose to reject Him, refuse His offer of salvation, and rebel their way to Hell. God gives everyone free will; the choice is yours!
“No one can remain neutral regarding Jesus’ resurrection. The claim is too staggering, the event too earthshaking, the implications too significant and the matter too serious.We must either receive it or reject it as truth for us. To remain indifferent or undecided is to reject it.” (Mark Driscoll)