Jesus’ Easter Words

Jesus' Easter Words

The Sermon Texts:
John 20:13 – “Woman, why are you weeping?”
Luke 24:26 – “Did not Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?
Luke 24: 36-39 – “Peace be with you! Why are you troubled? Behold, My hands and My feet. It is Me!”
John 20:29 – “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Mark 16: 15-16 – “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.”

JESUS’ EASTER WORDS

Listen to the sermon:

Easter Words: Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe!

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
(Saturday, April 6 – 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, April 7, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.)

For Pre-Service Meditation – Psalm 16, Page 125 In Front Of Hymnal

Choir: “Risen As He Said”
Director: Cathy Augustin Accompanist: Heather Schierenbeck

Hymn WS 726 : Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain Hymnary.org link

The Invocation And Easter Prayer

The Easter Scripture – A Summary And Harmony

An Overview Of The Easter Account & The Appearances Of The Risen Christ As Recorded By The Evangelists And The Apostle Paul.

OUR EASTER CREED
I believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Man, Lord of lords and Savior of our fallen world. I believe that He came to earth on a mission of salvation, lived a holy life as my Law-fulfilling Substitute, was crucified at the hands of sinful men, and endured the punishment of hell at the hands of a just God. He died and was buried. And I believe that on the third day He rose bodily from the dead, exactly as it had been prophesied and as He had promised. Attested to by the inspired Scriptures and by many eyewitnesses, Jesus’ resurrection verifies that He is God’s Son, that His salvation mission is complete, and that He has triumphed over the last great enemy – death. And in rising and conquering death, Christ has become the firstfruit of all who sleep in Him. Because He rose, I and all who look to Him in faith shall one day rise. Because He lives, I too shall live, For He has promised me: “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who
believes in Me, even though he dies, yet shall he live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.”

Hymn WS 728 : Christ is Living Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ……………………………… Easter Gospel Excerpts

JESUS’ EASTER WORDS

John 20:13 – “Woman, why are you weeping?”
Luke 24:26 – “Did not Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?
Luke 24: 36-39 – “Peace be with you! Why are you troubled? Behold, My hands and My feet. It is Me!”
John 20:29 – “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Mark 16: 15-16 – “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.”

Our Gifts Of Faith And Love

The Confession Of Sins And Absolution

The Consecration Of The Elements

The Distribution Of The Sacrament ( WS 733 : This Joyful Eastertide Hymnary.org link & WS 731 : Today in Triumph Christ Arose Hymnary.org link )
(God’s Word presents the Lord’s Supper as an expression of both “vertical” fellowship with God (through repentance and faith in Christ) and “horizontal” fellowship with our fellow communicants (through a “oneness” of faith and belief). We therefore ask that only confirmed members of Berea or of another CLC church come forward. This is not a judgment of anyone’s faith, only an expression of ours. Any having questions or seeking church home are invited to speak with the pastor.)

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Benediction

The Closing Hymn WS 732 (V 1 & 4): Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds Hymnary.org link