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Easter Sunrise Service

Resurrection Reunion

April 11, 2004

 

Worship in Word and in Song

 

The Scattering

John 16:32-33;  Matthew 26:30-35

Solo:  Tim Glover, "I Can Only Imagine”

Parallel Accounts of the Resurrection

Mt. 28:1-15;  Mk. 16:1-8;  Lk. 24:1-43;  Jn. 20-21

Chronological Reading (Selected)

A.        The Care of the Women

            Lk. 8:1-3

            Mt. 27:55-56

            Lk. 23:55

            Song:  #3 - As The Deer

B.        The Preparation By The Women

            Mk. 16:1

            Lk. 23:56

            Lk 24:1

            Mk 16:2-3

            Song:  #2 - Adoration

C.        The Opening Of The Tomb

            Mt. 28:2-4

            Song:  #7 - God Will Make A Way

D.        The Visit Of The Women:

            Mary's Haste And Early Report To Peter And John

            Jn. 20:1-2

E.         The Visit Of The Women:

            The Investigation Of The Group

            Lk. 24:2-8

F.         The Appearance To The Women

            Mt.28:8-10

            Song:  #19 - Open Our Eyes

G.        The Report Of The Women To The Disciples

            Lk 24:9-11

H.        The Response Of Peter And John

            Jn. 20:3-10

            Song:  #10 - He Is Able

I.          The Appearance To Mary

            Jn. 20:11-18

            Song:  #6 - Give Thanks

J.          The Appearance To The Ten (Without Thomas)

            Jn. 20:19

            Lk.24:37-43

            Jn. 20:21-25

            Song:  #23 - There Is A Redeemer

K.        The Appearance To The Eleven

            Jn. 20:26-31

            Song:  #21 - Soldiers Of Christ Arise

L.         The Appearance To The Many

            Mt. 28:16

            1 Cor. 15:6

            Mt. 28:17-20

            Acts 1:3

            Song:  #17 - Majesty

            Song:  # 4 - Be Exalted, O God

M.        The Ascension

            Lk. 24: 50-53

            Song:  #18 - Lord, I Lift Your Name On High

            Song:  #12 - He Is Exalted

            Song:  #13 - I Exalt Thee

 


A.      The Care of the Women

          Lk. 8:1-3

1*  After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him,

2*  and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;

3*  Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.

          Mt. 27:55-56

55*  Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs.

56*  Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

          Lk. 23:55

55  The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.

          Song:  #3 - As The Deer

B.      The Preparation By The Women

          Mk. 16:1

1*  When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body.

          Lk. 23:56

56  Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.

          Lk 24:1

1*  On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.

          Mk 16:2-3

2  Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb

3*  and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"

          Song:  #2 - Adoration

C.      The Opening Of The Tomb

          Mt. 28:2-4

2*  There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.

3*  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

4*  The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

          Song:  #7 - God Will Make A Way

D.      The Visit Of The Women:

          Mary's Haste And Early Report To Peter And John

          Jn. 20:1-2

1*  Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.

2*  So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"


E.      The Visit Of The Women:  The Investigation Of The Group

          Lk. 24:2-8

2*  They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,

3  but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

4*  While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.

5  In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?

6*  He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:

7  'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'"

8  Then they remembered his words.

F.      The Appearance To The Women

          Mt.28:8-10

8  So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

9*  Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.

10*  Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."

          Song:  #19 - Open Our Eyes

G.      The Report Of The Women To The Disciples

          Lk 24:9-11

9  When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.

10  It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.

11*  But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.

H.      The Response Of Peter And John

          Jn. 20:3-10

3  So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.

4  Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.

5  He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.

6*  Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there,

7  as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen.

8  Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.

9  (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)

10  Then the disciples went back to their homes,

          Song:  #10 - He Is Able

I.       The Appearance To Mary

          Jn. 20:11-18

11*  but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb

12  and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus' body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13  They asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?" "They have taken my Lord away," she said, "and I don't know where they have put him."

14*  At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15  "Woman," he said, "why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?" Thinking he was the gardener, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him."

16  Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, "Rabboni!" (which means Teacher).

17*  Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

18  Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: "I have seen the Lord!" And she told them that he had said these things to her.

          Song:  #6 - Give Thanks

J.       The Appearance To The Ten (Without Thomas)

          Jn. 20:19

19*  On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"

          Lk.24:37-43

37  They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.

38  He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?

39*  Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have."

40  When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet.

41*  And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"

42  They gave him a piece of broiled fish,

43*  and he took it and ate it in their presence.

          Jn. 20:21-25

21*  Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."

22  And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit.

23*  If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."

24*  Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.

25*  So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it."

          Song:  #23 - There Is A Redeemer

K.      The Appearance To The Eleven

          Jn. 20:26-31

26*  A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"

27*  Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe."

28  Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"

29*  Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

30*  Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book.

31*  But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

          Song:  #21 - Soldiers Of Christ Arise

L.      The Appearance To The Many

          Mt. 28:16

16*  Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.

          1 Cor. 15:6

6*  After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.


          Mt. 28:17-20

17*  When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.

18*  Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

19*  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20*  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

          Acts 1:3

3*  After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

          Song:  #17 - Majesty

          Song:  # 4 - Be Exalted, O God

M.     The Ascension

          Lk. 24: 50-53

50*  When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.

51  While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.

52*  Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

53*  And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.

          Song:  #18 - Lord, I Lift Your Name On High

          Song:  #12 - He Is Exalted

          Song:  #13 - I Exalt Thee

 

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