Easter, ECWA, Jesus, Resurrection, Spiritual Digest — March 19, 2024 at 5:19 am

Choosing To Die to Live


As a result of the spiritual and physical death passed on to man because of the fall, we come into the world determined to live and not die. But no one has succeeded in keeping themselves alive physically or spiritually. Death is inescapable. Jesus Christ is eternal and has no sin and lives forever, yet He chose to be born to die – the very thing we dread. Jesus Christ was born to show us how to die, and He died to show us how to live. We are saved not by Christ’s life but by His death and resurrection. And so, it is only in dying in and with Christ that we can truly live. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him (Rom. 6:6-8). So, at this Easter, are you striving to live by all means even though you will eventually die, or are you learning to die to sin and self so that you can live with Christ eternally?



  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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