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Explore the hope of Jesus and the light he brings this Easter

The Easter story starts with darkness, but it ends with hope. On Good Friday, we remember the death of Jesus on a cross. We remember him being buried in a grave. But just as a light can be seen to shine more brightly in the darkness, the message of Easter Sunday – the hope of Jesus – is a message that shines brighter. His hope transforms lives and brings unexpected joy. His hope is a guiding light for when life seems confusing, and a hope that offers peace. His hope is one that shines brightly so no one has to stumble through the darkness alone.

At this time in our history – when so many are looking for answers and for hope – we, as The Salvation Army, are both privileged and compelled to share the light, salvation and hope that can be found in God, through Jesus Christ.

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The meaning of Easter

What is the meaning of Good Friday and Easter Sunday? What is the significance of Easter?

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Our faith

Feeling lost in the darkness? Learn more about our Christian faith and the light that Jesus shines.

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Easter with kids

We have prepared some fun Easter activities for families to help teach children about the meaning of Easter.

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Salvation prayer

A salvation prayer gives us hope for the future. Find out more about Salvation and this simple prayer.

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Easter messages and stories

The Easter message

The Easter message reminds us that even when life seems full of dark days, hope shines brighter.

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Easter with kids

Watch this video together with the family and learn the meaning of Easter and the love of God for all of us.

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A message of hope this Easter from The Salvation Army leaders

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The General's Easter Message 2021

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Brett's story: When the light of hope breaks through

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Sue's story: Shining the light of hope

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Jayden's story: Shining the light to help others to find the way

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Easter Devotional

This series of selected Easter devotional excerpts based on the book by Carla Lindsey, ‘The long weekend: reflections on the crucifixion of Christ’ will take you on a journey of thoughtful discovery as Carla unpacks the Easter story in such a way that the most talked about event in the Christian calendar comes to life in a completely fresh and meaningful way.

Download your Easter devotional:

Carla Lindsey, the long weekend: reflections on the crucifixion of Christ, Hamilton: Maruki Books, 2011.

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