As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday on April 24, it is appropriate to share a collection of Easter quotes, poems, prayers, famous sayings and Easter quotations from the Bible for all believing Christians.
No matter what Christian religion or denomination readers may subscribe to and put their beliefs in, denominational or non-denominational, enjoy these spiritually uplifting and inspirational quotes about Easter (Resurrection Day) as you and your families gather together in celebration of Easter and its meaning to you. Easter means so much more than parties, Easter egg hunts and brunches, cards and candy.
Easter quotes, famous sayings about Easter and scriptural Bible quotes are often used as inspiring and uplifting wording on Easter greetings and cards, as well as used as email signatures, and much more.
Easter Quotes and Sayings about Easter
This is the Easter message, that awakening is possible, to the goodness of God, the sacredness of human life, the sisterhood and brotherhood of all. – Anne Lamott
The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances. – Robert Flatt
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. – Pope John Paul II
Before the Resurrection of Christ, the Holy Spirit came upon individuals only on certain occasions for special tasks. But now, after the Resurrection, Christ through the Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of every believer to give us supernatural power in living our daily lives. – Rev. Billy Graham
The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice. – Henry Knox Sherrill
Our Lord has written the promise of the Resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time. – Martin Luther
Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown. – Author unknown
It was inevitable that Jesus Christ should be crucified. It was also inevitable that He should rise again. – H.R.L. Sheppard
And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here. – St Augustine
Let the Resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness. – Floyd W. Tomkins
The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake. – Basil C. Hume
Jesus took my place on the cross to give me a place in heaven. – Unknown author
Every character has an inward spring; let Christ be that spring. Every action has a keynote; let Christ be that note, to which your whole life is attuned. – Henry Drummond
The highest act of love is the giving of the best gift, and, if necessary, at the greatest cost, to the least deserving. That’s what God did. At the loss of His Son’s life to the totally undeserving, God gave the best gift – the display of the glory of Christ who is the image of God. – John Piper
O the Easter bells are gladly ringing,
Let the whole world join the happy lay,
Let the hills and vales break forth in singing,
Christ, the Lord of Life, is ris’n today. – Lizzie Akers
Easter Quotes from the Bible
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16
He is risen; he is not here. – Mark 16:6
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. – 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4
I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. – John 11:25-26
Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth her song begin:
Let the round world keep triumph,
And all that is therein;
Invisible and visible,
Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen
Our joy that hath no end. – John of Damascus
And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. – Romans 1:4-5
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. – Matthew 28: 6-10
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. – Romans 6:8-11
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… – 1 Peter 1:3
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. – Philippians 3:10-12
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people. – Matthew 27:50-53
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.“ Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. – Mark 16:1-8
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” – Matthew 28:1-10
Short Easter Poems
Happy Easter to a good egg… A little cracked, maybe but still a good egg!
Let us give thanks to the risen Lord for His glorious gift of life.
Sing to the Lord a new song! For flowers and bunnies and birds that sing. We thank you, Lord, for everything.
May the glory of our living Lord renew you hopes, your faith, your joy. Have a Blessed Easter Season
Between you and me and the Easter bunny…I hope your day is bright and sunny. Happy Easter!
When Jesus rose to new life, He gave us a promise…a promise to be with us always. And you can be sure that He is watching over you this Easter…Just as He has always taken care of those he loves.
Without Easter, there would be no hope of heaven. Without the hope of heaven, there would be no repentance, no personal transformation, no attempt to follow biblical principles. Without Easter, the world would be in chaos and darkness. Jesus’ death and resurrection means we can be reborn, to live better, to do better, to shine light into the shadows. Hallelujah! Happy, Happy Easter. – Joanna Fuchs
Easter is a promise God renews to us each spring
A promise that we’ll always have Him there,
And like the flowers that bloom so bright
And birds that sweetly sing,
We always will receive His tender care,
A promise that He’ll hold us up
Each time we start to fall
And see us through each hour of care and strife.
Easter is God’s promise
That His love rules over all,
And through Him
We will have eternal life. – Amanda Bradley
The Legend of the Dogwood Tree–
When Christ was on earth,
The dogwood grew to a
Towering size with lovely hue.
Its branches were strong and interwoven
And for Christ’s cross
Its timbers were chosen.
Being distressed at the use of this wood,
Christ made a promise
Which still holds good:
“Not ever again shall the dogwood grow
To be large enough for such a tree,
And so slender and twisted
It shall always be with cross-shaped Blossoms for all to see.
The petals shall have bloodstains
Marked in brown and in the
Blossom’s center a thorny crown.
All who see it will think of Me,
Nailed to a cross from the dogwood tree.
Protected and cherished this tree shall be
A reflection to all of my agony.” -Author Unknown
What Easter Means to Me–
Easter morning, God be praised,
Jesus Christ from death was raised.
On Good Friday, Jesus died;
All for us, He was crucified.
Jesus bore the pain for me,
From my sin, to set me free.
Death could not confine our Lord,
And to life He was restored.
Easter morn we consecrate,
His resurrection to celebrate.
Jesus’ love means when we die,
We’ll live in heaven with Him on high.
Our Savior loves us awesomely;
That’s what Easter means to me.
Allelujah. – Joanna Fuchs
Have a happy and blessed Easter!