MOUNTPOTTINGER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
MOUNTPOTTINGER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Easter, Resurrection Sunday, 12th April 2020

Let’s join in our children’s praise - ‘For God so loved the world’

As we come now to our time of reflection on what the Lord Jesus went through between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, let’s join in singing an old favourite of many throughout the years.

 

Mark 15v1:

Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate.

Even in death He remembered

The thief hanging by His side

He spoke with love and compassion

Then He took him to paradise

Let’s join now in praising that risen living Saviour, as we sing ‘O praise the name of the Lord our God’

Before we join in our final praise, let’s listen to/ sing along with, a Casting Crowns song based on another much loved old favourite.

We bring our Easter Sunday service to a close and celebrate our Saviour’s triumph over death, as we sing that well known hymn of resurrection victory - ‘Thine be the glory’.

And so to the promise we celebrate this Easter Sunday - the promise of the empty tomb.

 

This heart will feel a final pulse. These lungs will empty a final breath. Barring the return of Christ, I will die and so will you. Psalm 89:48 says, “Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?” Young and old, good and bad, rich and poor. Neither gender is spared; no class exempt. Julius Caesar died. Elvis died. John Kennedy died. Princess Diana died. We all die.

The writer of Hebrews was blunt: “People are destined to die once” (9:27). Exercise all you want. Eat healthy food. Stay out of the sun, away from alcohol, and off drugs. Do your best and still, you die. Death seems like such a dead end. Until we read the words of the angel in Jesus’ resurrection story, “He is not here. He has risen from the dead as he said he would!” (Matthew 28:6).

(Max Lucado  "God is with you every day")

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