Most of you are aware that the word Islam means submission. Muslims believe that you either submit to the will of Allah or you should be forced to do so. Interestingly enough, Christianity is based on submission too. As we will learn from our text today, Easter is a story of submission. But there are some big differences between the Muslim and Christian faiths. One is that we don’t worship Allah the moon god, we worship Jehovah the LORD!!!! Also, we don’t submit to the LORD because we are forced to, we do it as free believers in Christ!
Why do we submit to the Lord? First, to honor our King, by following in His steps. The second reason is so that through our submission we can share the Easter story with others. When people see us submit in the midst of trials, they see the difference Jesus has made in us. They see the resurrected Christ in us!!!!