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Call to Worship                                                              Matthew 28:1-6

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay!”


* Hymn # 286                                  “Worship Christ, the Risen King!” 

Call to Confession                                                   1 Corinthians 15:56

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

Prayer of Confession 

Assurance of Pardon                                              1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

* Hymn # 277                                    “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” 

The Living Church

Receiving into Communicant Membership: 

* Hymn # 267                                             “The Day of Resurrection!” 

* Old & New Testament Scripture Reading:

Law: Genesis 22:1-8 (The Boy Will Return)

Prophets: Daniel 12:1-4 (The General Resurrection)

Writings: Ecclesiastes 9:1-6 (Hope in the Reality of Death)

Gospels: Luke 20:27-40 (A Question on the Resurrection)

* Pastor: This is the Word of our God.

* Congregation: The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.

 Affirmation of Faith      Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 15 (Q & A 37-39)

Q. What do you understand by the word “suffered”?

A. That during his whole life on earth, but especially at the end, Christ sustained in body and soul the wrath of God against the sin of the whole human race. This he did in order that, by his suffering as the only atoning sacrifice, he might deliver us, body and soul, from eternal condemnation, and gain for us God’s grace, righteousness, and eternal life.

Q. Why did he suffer “under Pontius Pilate” as judge?

A. So that he, though innocent, might be condemned by an earthly judge, and so free us from the severe judgment of God that was to fall on us.

Q. Is it significant that he was “crucified” instead of dying some other way?

A. Yes. By this I am convinced that he shouldered the curse which lay on me, since death by crucifixion was cursed by God.

Pastoral Prayer 

* Hymn # 276                                        “Up from the Grave He Arose” 

Tithes and Offerings 

Special Music                                  “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”


* Hymn # 585 (v. 1)                                  “Take My Life, and Let It Be”

Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.

Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise,

Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

* Prayer of Thanksgiving

Sermon Series: Easter 

* Prayer for Illumination 

* Sermon Text                                                     1 Corinthians 15:12-20

* Pastor: Thus far the reading of God’s holy Word. And may God add His blessing to the reading of His Word.

* Congregation: Thanks be to God!

Sermon Title: “Resurrection Power, Life, & Hope”      Pastor Michael Mock 

Sermon Outline: Following 

Prayer for Transformation 

Lord’s Supper: Meal with the Risen Lord

* Eucharistic Hymn, Hymn Supplement 78       “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” 

* Benediction 

* Departing Hymn # 55 (v. 1)                            “To God Be the Glory”

To God be the glory, great things he has done!

So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,

Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,

and opened the life-gate that we may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the earth hear his voice!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father thro’ Jesus the Son,

and give him the glory, great things he has done!


Sermon Outline:

Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20    “Resurrection Power, Life, & Hope”

Because Christ has been raised from the dead, power, life, and hope permeate our lives.

Power in the Word (vv. 12-15, 20)

Word of Truth (vv. 14-15)

Word of Power (vv. 14-15)

Application: The powerful Word is why we’re here.

Life of Faith (vv. 14-17, 20)

Life of Forgiveness (vv. 14, 17)

Life of Faith (vv. 15-17)

Application: The powerful Word is how we live by faith.

Hope in Life (vv. 18-20)

No Perishing (v. 18)

No Pitying (v. 19)

Application: The powerful Word is our hope for eternal life.

  • Romans 11:33-36

    Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!
    For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor? Or who has given a gift to Him that he might be repaid?
    For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.

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