Yin-yang is a key Chinese concept in helping us to think better. Let's apply it to Easter.
Yin is hidden, dark, dead...
Yang is opened, bright, life,...
Yin is Good Friday, the death of Jesus on the cross, carrying the sins of the world.
Yang is Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus, overcoming death, the victory for us all.
The problem with some churches is the overemphasis on death, the sins sacrifice, ... Emphasis on sin does not bring victory over sins. Stressing on the resurrection, the power over sins help.
Oth, just stressing on the resurrection, the grace, without an understanding of its purpose over sins, may result in grace as a license for sin.
What is needed is therefore the understanding of both, the yin and yang, the sin that needs the resurrection grace. The Grace that brings us freedom and victory over sins and death.
The order is important too. The sin and death and then the victory over sins and death. It reveals first the love of God - while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. The resurrection reveals the power of God, defeating sins and death, and more, that we all may become the children of God. We dead first to self and then made alive to live for and with God.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Remember that we are now children of God, the victors, that we can live out the resurrection power, freed from the bondage of sins, able to love and do good to others, reflecting the image of our Heavenly Father.
Have a victorious Easter and a God-blessed life.
Lim Liat (c) 3 Apr 21