Worship Notes

Death in vain forbids Him rise!  Leave it to Charles Wesley to say it so eloquently.  My translation would simply be, death never had a chance.  The author of life could never be defeated by death.

Fought the fight the battle won.  While every Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection, Easter Sunday is the day that we remember it specifically.  Jesus won the victory over sin and death.  He fought the fight and won the battle, but not just for himself -- He won the battle for all of those who call Him Savior and Lord.

“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
    O death, where is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

                                    -1 Corinthians 15: 54b-56

Love’s redeeming work is done.  The temple veil tore in two.  Mankind offered redemption through the shed blood of Jesus.  Jesus’ work on the cross was a labor of love.  He said it simply as tetelestai, it is finished, paid in full.

Christ has opened paradise.  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved.  Cry out to Him as did the thief on the cross, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”  Jesus answered, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise." 

Love's redeeming work is done
     Mankind offered redemption through Jesus’ labor of love at the cross

Fought the fight, the battle won
     Defeated sin and death for you and me

Death in vain forbids him rise
     Death didn’t stand a chance

Christ has opened paradise
     The door has been opened to commune with God forever in heaven

Alleluia!  Praise be to God! 



Don’t know one of the songs we’re singing?  Check them out here:

Christ the Lord is Risen Today (He Is Not Dead) – Modern

Living Hope

In Christ Alone