Easter 2016: Quotes, Bible Verses, Sayings, And Poems To Share With Others

Easter is a holiday that has incredibly important religious significance to so many people around the world. Christians come together in praise and worship to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death via crucifixion. It also marks the end of Lent, which is a time to reflect upon the sacrifices made by Christ and honoring the his life, death, burial, and resurrection. Here are some quotes, Bible verses, sayings, and poems to share with others on this year's day of worship.

The Bible has always been a great source for great pieces to use in worship for Easter. There are so many though, who have come forth with quotes and sayings that will always be remembered.

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[Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images]"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song." - Pope John

Paul II

"The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances." - Robert Flatt

"Easter is very important to me, it's a second change." - Reba McEntire

"Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible." - T.D. Jakes

"Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there." - Clarence W. Hall

"Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless." - Charles M. Crowe

As for Bible verses, there is no shortage of those that are relevant and important when speaking of Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Unlocking The Bible has put together an incredibly vast collection of those that are significant for the holiday.

"For as by a man came death, by a man has come the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive." - 1 Corinthians 15:21-22

"Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised— who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us." - Romans 8:34

"As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth." - Job 19:25

"...who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God." - 1 Peter 1:21

"The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name." - Luke 24:46-47

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[Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images]Some look at Easter as a new beginning in life and how things are going to change after the bleak and cold winters. Richelle E. Goodrich has a great poem that Good Reads has listed, and it gives people hope and excitement for what is to come.

Making it even better is that there is a nice hidden yet obvious messages to it.

"Easter is…Joining in a birdsong,Eying an early sunrise,Smelling yellow daffodils,Unbolting windows and doors,Skipping through meadows,Cuddling newborns,Hoping, believing,Reviving spent life,Inhaling fresh air,Sprinkling seeds along furrows,Tracking in the mud.Easter is the soul's first taste of spring."

Some may look at Easter and think nothing more of it than it being a holiday for hiding eggs or candy or sales at shopping locations. Value Walk even points out some quite intriguing numbers regarding things that take place on the holiday when others forget the true meaning behind it all.

Just knowing that 1.5 billion marshmallow Peeps (eggs, bunnies, chicks, etc.) are consumed each Easter is quite a staggering number. Going a step further is the fact that 2.6 billion eggs are purchased each March for people to dye different colors and hide.

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[Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images]It's also kind of amazing to know that an estimated 81 percent of parents steal from the Easter baskets of their children. Hey, everyone loves certain types of candy.

Easter 2016 falls on March 27, and these sayings and Bible verses and poems can always be read or shared for inspiration and in praise. They don't have to merely be read or thought about on Easter Sunday, but they're truly just some of the great ways of honoring and reflecting on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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