Easter is the pivotal point of history and of our faith. Everything changed with the two events that bookend that first Easter weekend: Jesus’ crucifixion and His resurrection. With these two events, Jesus did away with our need to work to achieve righteousness by following a set of rules and made a way for us to live forever.
The significance of Easter is twofold. First, is that Jesus died to atone for all our sins, exchanging our sins for His righteousness when we believe in Him. Second, when Jesus rose from the dead, He conquered death. The same power to resurrect after death is now within us who believe in Jesus so that we, too, will resurrect to eternal life after our physical deaths.