Ending the Same Way We Will Start

This year we have taken four weeks to examine the 72 hours that changed everything: death, burial, resurrection and appearing to the disciples. This sermon series is based on I Corinthians 15:1-8. You can find the podcasts of these sermons here. Don’t you feel that we often make the celebration of the resurrection a ‘one day’ thing?

By focusing on the resurrection for two weeks we get to celebrate that event, that power and that love more than just one day.

Today we finished our services a little different by moving some of the worship time as a response to the sermon and what better song to sing about the resurrection than Christ is Risen by Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes. It was a powerful moment as stood and sung in unison: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling over death by death…

We finished on an emotional high of the reality of a risen Christ. I then informed our congregation that we will start next week the same as we finished this week, so come prepared to testify to all those that come on Easter by singing “Christ is Risen.”

I can’t wait to hear everyone unite seven days from now proclaim the risen life of Christ.

Until then we can make every day an Easter…because He lives.

Here is our complete setlist:

Opening Video:

At Our Church

Scripture:

Matthew 21:1-6, 9-1

Songs

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)

To God Be The Glory (Tommy Walker arrangement)

Welcome

Songs

All the Earth Will Sing Your Praise

Take Up Your Cross

Sermon

Song

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This post is my participation in the blog Carnival Sunday Setlists which can be found at The Worship Community.