Holy Week: Resurrection Sunday, April 8, 2012

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This week’s music set review features photos by Scott Myers. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

Victorious Amen by David Wilton, David A. Cover and Christine Cover

Jesus went to the mountain to die on Calvary.
Jesus bled on the cross to bear all iniquity.
“My Father, why have you forsaken me?
My Father, why?”

Jesus death is the tragedy of all my sin,
but Jesus rose victorious, amen.

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David read a Call to Worship based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-8.

We remind ourselves of the good news that we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are being saved.

For it is of first importance that we understand that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Old Testament scriptures, that his body was buried, that he was raised on the third day, also in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to many people.

Now Christ stands as the “firstborn of the slain,” the first to rise from the dead; for we too will rise.

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Death in His Grave by John Mark McMillan

Death In His Grave is a wonderful example of poetry in the context of a corporate worship song. Bobby Gilles in his blog, My Song in the Night, gives a helpful analysis of the songs lyrics.

On friday a thief, on sunday a king
laid down in grief
but woke with the keys
of hell on that day.
The first born of the slain
the man, Jesus Christ, laid
death in his grave.

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We heard the apostle Paul’s passage from 1 Corinthians 15:12-24 and 54-57 between verses of Death In His Grave.

There are some who say there is no such thing as resurrection from the dead, that after this life there is nothing else, that even Christ was not raised from the dead. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstborn of the slain. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Christ is Risen by Matt Maher and Mia Fieldes

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light;
Our God is not dead He’s alive,
He’s alive!

Christ is risen from the dead,
trampling over death by death;
Come awake, come awake,
come and rise up from the grave.

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His Name is Jesus – Words by Edward Perronet (1780), Contemporary chorus by Judah Groveman

His name is Jesus;
Risen Lamb, for sinners slain.
His name is Jesus
and all creation sings the praise
of Jesus’ name.

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I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, Jesse Reeves and Matt Maher

Jesus has overcome
and the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead.
I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain.

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The Mystery of Faith – Words: Traditional english liturgy, Music by Scott Johnson and David Wilton

Christ has died,
Christ has risen,
Christ will come again.
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Christ will come again.

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Music Team for April 8, 2012:

Kenny Ashton – group vocals
Andrew Camp – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars
David Cover vocals, electrick and acoustic guitars
Christine Cover – vocals
Ashley Gross – vocals
Nick Havens – bass guitar
Mike Hill – horn
Scott Johnson – vocals, piano, organ
Alyssa Kelly – group vocals
Andrew Luley – drums
Ethan Vizitiei – vibes

Kenny Ashton – group vocals
Kristen Camp – group vocals
Alyssa Kelly – group vocals

Caleb McMurry – group vocals
Jordan Thomas – group vocals

Greg Wiele – group vocals

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