Holy Week 2020: Easter Sunday

April 12, 2020 by  
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He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!The Christian high holy day of Easter Sunday is the joyous occasion when God’s Church celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ!  

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s Truth which proclaims the life, the death and the resurrection from the dead of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Three days after the Crucifixion of Jesus, the Resurrection comes as an unexpected, astonishing (and, in certain instances, ‘terrifying!’  –  see the Gospel of Mark 16:8) surprise to Jesus’ disciples.

From the days of the Early Church, it has been a custom for Christian believers to greet one another joyously on Easter Sunday in the following responsive manner:  

One Christian begins by saying, “Christ is risen!”

Next, a second Christian responds, “Christ is risen indeed!” 

In the Christian faith, Easter Sunday is called Resurrection Day.  This is the pinnacle event for Christianity and the pinnacle date in the entire Christian Church Year.  Another name which sometimes is given to Easter Sunday is “The Day of days!”  This name aptly describes the ultimate status of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Nothing tops it.  The meaning of Christ’s Resurrection (Easter Sunday) is that God’s power is greater than every other power, including sin and death.

Christ Jesus is alive…  alive today!

Jesus is risen from the grave.

There’s nothing there but an empty tomb!

Easter means that Jesus is still alive!

Christ is risen!  Alleluia!

View our Easter Sunday worship here.

Today’s Hymns

Christ the Lord is Risen Today  #268

Christ the Lord is risen today!  Al-le-lu-ia! 

Sons of men and angels say:  Al-le-lu-ia! 

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Al-le-lu-ia! 

Sing, ye heav’n, and earth reply, Al-le-lu-ia! 

2. Lives again our glorious King, Al-le-lu-ia!

Where, O death, is now thy sting?  Al-le-lu-ia!

Dying once, He all doth save:  Al-le-lu-ia!

Where thy victory, O grave?  Al-le-lu-ia!

3. Love’s redeeming work is done, Al-le-lu-ia! 

Fought the fight, the battle won; Al-le-lu-ia! 

Death in vain forbids Him rise; Al-le-lu-ia!

Christ has opened Paradise!  Al-le-lu-ia!

4. Soar we now where Christ has led, Al-le-lu-ia! 

Following our exalted Head; Al-le-lu-ia! 

Made like Him, like Him we rise; Al-le-lu-ia! 

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.  Al-le-lu-ia! 

Our God Reigns!  #290

Who brings good news, good news.

Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness.

Our God reigns, Our God reigns!

REFRAIN

Our God reigns!  Our God reigns!

Our God reigns!

Our God reigns!

(next page for verses 2 and 3)

That we should be  –  drawn to Him.

He was despised, and we took no account of Him.

Yet now He reigns with the Most High.

REFRAIN

He is alive, He is alive!

God loves us so, see here His hands, His feet, His side.

Yes, we know, He is alive!

REFRAIN

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