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Easter Sunday

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Worship Songs

PRAISE

Refrain

Let everything

That has breath

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

Verse 1

I’ll praise in the valley

Praise on the mountain

I’ll praise when I’m sure

Praise when I’m doubting

Verse 2

I’ll praise when outnumbered

Praise when surrounded

Cause praise is the waters

My enemies drown in

Pre Chorus

As long as I’m breathing

I’ve got a reason to

Chorus 1

Praise the Lord oh my soul

Praise the Lord oh my soul

Verse 3

I’ll praise when I feel it

I’ll praise when I don’t

I’ll praise cause I know

You’re still in control

Verse 4

My praise is a weapon

It’s more than a sound

My praise is the shout

That brings Jericho down

Pre Chorus

As long as I’m breathing

I’ve got a reason to

Chorus 1

Praise the Lord oh my soul

Praise the Lord oh my soul

Chorus 2

I won’t be quiet

My God is alive

How could I keep it inside

Praise the Lord my soul

Bridge

I’ll praise cause You’re sovereign

Praise cause You reign

Praise cause You rose

And defeated the grave

I’ll praise cause You’re faithful

Praise cause You’re true

Praise cause there’s nobody

Greater than You

Chorus 1

Praise the Lord oh my soul

Praise the Lord oh my soul

Chorus 2

I won’t be quiet

My God is alive

How could I keep it inside

I won’t be quiet

My God is alive

How could I keep it inside

Chorus 2

I won’t be quiet

My God is alive

How could I keep it inside

Praise the Lord my soul

Refrain

Let everything

That has breath

Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

GRACIAS DIOS

Verso 1

Vagando en oscuridad

Buscando dónde ocultar

Mi corazón

Cansado está

Verso 2

Con mis fuerzas lo intenté

Pero no pude vencer

Perdí mi rumbo

Perdí mi hogar

Pre Coro 1

Cuando no había a dónde ir

Jesús se acercó a mí

Me recordó que solo no estoy

Coro

Me levantó me transformó

Ahora en tierra firme estoy

Gracias al Padre gracias a Cristo

Sanó mi corazón

Me redimió

Y para siempre libre soy

Gracias al Padre

Gracias a Cristo

Gracias Dios

Verso 3

No puedo negar lo que vi

Decido creer en Ti

Se van mis dudas

No vuelven más

Verso 4

A mis cargas y dolor

Ahora les digo adiós

No pertenecen

A este lugar

Pre Coro 2

De aquí hasta la eternidad

Yo cantaré de Tu bondad

El pródigo a su casa regresó

Coro

Me levantó me transformó

Ahora en tierra firme estoy

Gracias al Padre gracias a Cristo

Sanó mi corazón

Me redimió

Y para siempre libre soy

Gracias al Padre

Gracias a Cristo

Gracias Dios

Puente

Del infierno me rescató

Libre soy

Libre soy

Libre soy

Puente

Del infierno me rescató

Libre soy

Libre soy

Coro

Me levantó me transformó

Ahora en tierra firme estoy

Gracias al Padre gracias a Cristo

Sanó mi corazón

Me redimió

Y para siempre libre soy

Gracias al Padre

Gracias a Cristo

Gracias Dios


TRUST IN GOD

Verse 1

Blessed assurance

Jesus is mine

He’s been my fourth man in the fire

Time after time

Verse 2

Born of His spirit

Washed in His blood

And what He did for me on Calvary

Is more than enough

Chorus

I trust In God my Savior

The One who will never fail

He will never fail

Verse 3

Perfect submission

All is at rest

I know the author of tomorrow

Has ordered my steps

Verse 4

So this is my story

And this is my song

I'm praising my risen King and Savior

All the day long

Chorus

I trust In God my Savior

The One who will never fail

He will never fail

Bridge

I sought the Lord

And He heard and He answered

I sought the Lord

And He heard and He answered

I sought the Lord

And He heard and He answered

That’s why I trust Him

That’s why I trust Him

Chorus

God my Savior

The One who will never fail

He will never fail

Chorus

I trust In God my Savior

The One who will never fail

He will never fail

Bridge

I sought the Lord

And He heard and He answered

I sought the Lord

And He heard and He answered

I sought the Lord

And He heard and He answered

That’s why I trust Him

That’s why I trust Him

Chorus

I trust In God my Savior

The One who will never fail

He will never fail


Special Song: No Hay Otro Nombre

Él es quien reina con poder

Creador, su fama eterna es

Su voz, un eco sin final

Todos proclamarán, no hay nadie como él

Su luz, radiante más que el sol

Su amor y gracia derramó

En él encuentro sanidad

Por siempre reinará, no hay nadie como él

Ven a adorar al que resucitó

La luz del mundo que nos rescató

No hay otro nombre igual, no hay otro nombre igual

Cristo, nuestro Dios, oh-oh-oh

El vencedor que a la diestra está

Ante su trono montes caerán

No hay otro nombre igual, no hay otro nombre igual

Cristo, nuestro Dios, oh-oh-oh

En él está la salvación

La cruz nos muestra su amor

Venció la muerte con poder

Él rey de reyes es, no hay nadie como él

Ven a adorar al que resucitó

La luz del mundo que nos rescató

No hay otro nombre igual, no hay otro nombre igual

Cristo, nuestro Dios, oh-oh-oh

El vencedor que a la diestra está

Ante su trono montes caerán

No hay otro nombre igual, no hay otro nombre igual

Cristo, nuestro Dios, oh-oh-oh

Jesús

Con tu poder se rompen cadenas

Cantarán el cielo y la tierra

Santo eres Jesús

Santo es tu nombre, Cristo, Cristo, Cristo

Con tu poder se rompen cadenas

Cantarán el cielo y la tierra

Santo eres Jesús

Santo es tu nombre, Cristo, Cristo, Cristo

Ven a adorar al que resucitó

La luz del mundo que nos rescató

No hay otro nombre igual, no hay otro nombre igual

Cristo, nuestro Dios, oh-oh-oh

El vencedor que a la diestra está

Ante su trono montes caerán

No hay otro nombre igual, no hay otro nombre igual

No hay otro nombre igual, no hay otro nombre igual

Jesús



Message Notes

Cross Roads

Matthew 28:1-10; John 20:1-8

I came to get you!

CIT: The Tomb is empty

CIS: Resurrection and instruction 

SO: The hearer will accept Christ as Savior


Cross Roads is our series leading to Easter. Easter is all about the resurrection of Christ. 


Resurrection means that new beginnings are possible. That what is dead can come back to life. 

Everything that we will ever need was accomplished on the Cross. Jesus bore our pain, removed our sins, and healed our infirmities with the work that was done on the Cross. The Stamp of approval is when he conquers death and the grave by his resurrection on the 3rd day. 


My friend Bob told me a story about when his father died. One of the possessions he gained was an old yellow truck. The truck was a 70’s model Ford. His father loved that truck. It was in good condition; it had a few issues. The passenger window did not roll down, the radio did not work, and the door on the driver’s side would not lock. Bob could have fixed all those items, but something about driving it around like his dad just made sense. So he began driving the truck to work daily; although he was a lawyer, he did not have a parking spot, so he would park his truck a few blocks away and walk. One day, he was walking back to his car when he saw someone sitting in his truck. As he got closer, he began regretting not having the lock fixed. When he made it to the door, a homeless man, who was relatively clean and well-mannered stepped out of the vehicle without saying a word and left the door open for Bob to enter. Nothing had been touched, and everything seemed to be in place. So Bob started the yellow truck up and drove home. This interaction went on for about a year. Bob would park his car on the street, and when he came out, the same man had been in his truck, so he would get out and leave the door open for him. They never spoke, and when Bob tried, the man just walked away. Bob did not see this interaction as harmful, and it was probably beneficial to the homeless person to have a place to be during the day. Since his door didn’t lock, he could feel relatively secure that he had a person watching his truck.

Bob returned from work one day, but the man wasn’t there. When Bob reached the truck, he could tell things were different. He could see crushed beer cans and cigarette butts in the ashtray. There were fast food wrappers on the floorboard. The one person had made a friend, and they had a full day in Bob’s truck. Bob never saw the one homeless man again. 


I suspect what happened with the homeless man was that he knew he had broken their unspoken deal. He knew he had violated the terms of the arrangement between him and Bob. He probably felt great shame about what had happened that day. So, he could not bear to return to normal interactions with Bob. 


Some of us can identify with this feeling. We have known Christ and the work he did on the cross. Maybe for a while, we had a good thing going with God. We believed he meant good for us, and we meant good for him. Maybe some of our relationship was unspoken, but we knew he provided us safety during the day and that he could count on us. Then, we stepped out of our arrangement. Perhaps it was one bad day. We had too much fun one day, and the wrong person or situation influenced us. Instead of coming back the next day or the next year, we carried the shame of how we disrespected God and told ourselves that there was no way back from that. 

Today, I want to share a story with you that will let you know it is time to return to God. He is not mad; he understands. 


1. Stone is Rolled away (Matthew 28:1-10)

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 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. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

EXP: It was Sunday morning, and Mary Magdaline and another Mary were coming to take care of Jesus’ body. Because of the Sabbath being on Saturday and his dying on Friday afternoon, they had not been able to dress the body customarily. So they came to the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, where Jesus had been laid to rest to ensure that every care was taken. When they arrived, angels moved the stone that closed off the tomb like an earthquake, and the guards were in shock. Then the angels told the women, He has risen from the dead. But more than that. He is walking around and will meet the disciples in Galilee. So the woman went to tell them, and Jesus appeared and proved what the angels had said. He again told them to tell the others. In one of the Gospels (Mark), he specifically mentions Peter. Go Tell Peter!

The news of a resurrected Jesus hits everyone in this story differently. The Women are now derailed from the job they came to do and have a new, exciting assignment. The guards are in shock and disbelief. The Angels are confidently fulfilling the plan dramatically. You could be like the woman arriving and knowing all hope is lost, just to find Jesus and hope himself hanging out in the garden. The guards are now probably in danger of losing their jobs when they were at the top of their profession just a few minutes ago. The news of an empty tomb doesn’t mean the same thing to every person. 

Something happens on this day that should change every person’s future. The undeniable truth is that Christ was a real person in history, that he did die on a cross as recorded in history, and that over 500 people witnessed his resurrection. Because he lives, we have to be changed. 

The next move is in our court.

ILL: We hung a sign on our church door this morning. It reads: If you are looking for d1.church or Casa de Dios, please go to Pit Park Amphitheater. We didn’t just leave the building locked and empty. There may be no people there, but there is instruction, and there is a next move. If we did not hang a sign, then the feeling of being alone or without a church may feel very isolated. But God wants us to know there is always a next step.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

APP: An empty tomb is just the story’s beginning, not the end. Today is not business as usual. Jesus didn’t just show up he told them to tell the disciples the good news. 

T.S.: Mary does just that.

2. Mary gets Peter and John (John 20:1-2)

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. 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!”

EXP: In John’s Gospel, he tells the story of Mary Magdalene running to do as Jesus told her, to share the empty tomb message with Peter and John (the disciple Jesus loved). Mary had been faithful through the whole process. She was accepting of what was happening. Even though she did not understand everything, she trusted God was in control. Mary struggles with telling the story. She wants them to come and see for themselves. 


Peter and John have been affected differently by the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.

ILL: John was the son of a prominent fisherman. Zebedee. John’s father owned multiple boats that fished on the Sea of Galilee. John and his brother James left the family business to walk with Jesus for three years. Their mother, Salmone, was at the feet of Jesus during his death. John had used up political capital and probably financial resources on this journey with Jesus. Even though his family may have been well off, all that influence could not help Jesus in his trial and death. What is the point of having resources if, when it matters most, it means nothing? John and James constantly fought over who would be Jesus’ right-hand man when he began to rule the earth. Now that the plan for the future is out the window, He just died and left him with nothing. Now, they have to go into hiding and are wanted by men. 

ILL: Then there is Peter. Peter is a scrappy fisherman entrepreneur with one boat. Peter is wild. In the story of the gospel, he cuts off someone’s ear. He leaps often before he thinks. Jesus has rebuked him on more than one occasion for saying some dumb stuff. One time, he called him an agent of the devil. Peter invested all he had, all his little family had, in the promise of the Messiah. When Jesus was going to the cross, Peter told Jesus he would never deny him, but as the events unfolded, Peter denied Christ every time he was asked about him. He was a failure. He was scared, and without Jesus, there was no one. He felt like he had let Jesus down and should have been bold and died with him.

APP: When Mary finds them, they are licking their wounds. They are confused and broken. There is nothing left by way of faith. All their hopes and dreams died on the cross with Jesus. 

T.S: Whether you were Mary, Peter, John, or any other disciple, you were experiencing grief at the highest level. Jesus, the man, your friend, did not just die but everything you have built for three years and everything you had in mind for your future. All Hope had died. But then the tomb was empty!

Mary came and told them something that Changed everything!

3. I came to get you (John 20:3-8).

So Peter and the other disciple (John) started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally, the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.

EXP: Peter and John run toward the tomb. I am not sure if they are excited about the news or if they need to see for themselves. Since they did not believe until they both entered, I think it was the second one. John goes to the door, but Peter is still bold. He runs in first, and they find nothing but the linen cloth Jesus was laid to rest in. Their whole world was tied up in Jesus, but it took Mary to get them out of hiding and begin to believe again.

ILL: I was isolated in basic training and A-school for about five months in the Army. At that time, I had not gone to church. I had taken up some bad habits away from my family and church in this new life. When I arrived in Germany, I was as far from home as ever. I was in danger of losing my bearings and going deeper into a world built without God. One that had structure but did not have fulfillment. Even when I thought about God or prayed, I had no idea where to find a church or community in a foreign country. I know this will sound dumb, but for some reason I believed I had to go to my small church in my hometown to reconnect with God. One Sunday morning, there was a knock on my door. Sgt. Dawkins was there when I opened the door. He asked, “Would you be interested in attending church with me this morning?” I got dressed quickly, and he took me to a McDonald’s across from the base, where an American church loved me and took me in. 

That cold German day, God sent a man to get me when I was lost and did not know what was next. When I thought I was so far from God that he could not find me on the other side of the planet. Jesus sent him to get me.

APP: Maybe you have lost your way like I did. Maybe you lost all your hopes and dreams because of the death of all your ideals like Peter and John. Perhaps you are like the man in my first story. You are ashamed of how you ended your relationship with God. You carry that shame on your shoulder; you can not see the next step. Today, the tomb is empty; Jesus met me in the garden and told me to get you. 


TS: The Resurrection of Christ means that new life is possible. Not just Jesus’s life but all the things that you thought were dead in your life. Resurrection is possible.  This is the moment when Eternal life begins.If you believe Jesus is the son of God, today you can pray, and he will be your savior. He will never leave or forsake you; he will not leave you without his word or a future. Your eternal life can begin today. If this message was for you, I want you to say this prayer to me. As a matter of fact, will you repeat after me?


Heavenly Father, /I want you to be the Lord of my life. /Thank you for your death, burial, and resurrection. /Today, I confess that I am a sinner and need forgiveness. /Forgive me. /I give my life to you. /Help me walk in your way. /In your name, I pray. Amen.

MORE THAN ABLE

Verse 1

When did I start to forget

All of the great things You did

When did I throw away

Faith for the impossible

Verse 2

How did I start to believe

You weren’t sufficient for me

Why do I talk myself

Out of seeing miracles

Chorus 1

You are more than able

You are more than able

You are more than able

You are more than able

Who am I to deny

What the Lord can do

Verse 3

Now I see all that I have

Oh I’ve got my confidence back

I put my trust in the one

Who still does miracles

You do miracles

Chorus

You are more than able

You are more than able

You are more than able

You are more than able

Who am I to deny

What the Lord can do

Bridge 1

Can you imagine

With all of the faith in the room

What the Lord can do

What the Lord can do

And it’s gonna happen

Just let the way maker through

He’s gonna move

He’s gonna move

Refrain

Anything is possible

Anything is possible

Anything is possible

Who am I to deny

What the Lord can do

Tag

Who am I to deny

What the Lord can do

Chorus 1

You are more than able

You are more than able

You are more than able

You are more than able

Who am I to deny

What the Lord can do

Bridge 2

I’ve come a long way

I’ve seen how You work

There’s so much goodness and grace

Much more than I deserve

Bridge 3

Cuz I know who I am

And I can’t stay where I’m at ooh

We’ve come this far by faith

And I just can’t turn back

Bridge 4

He’s not done with me yet

He’s not done with me yet

There’s so much more to the story

You’re not done with me yet

Bridge 4

You’re not done with me yet

You’re not done with me yet

There’s so much more to the story

You’re not done with me yet

Tag

Who am I to deny

What the Lord can do

Chorus 2

God is more than able

God is more than able

God is more than able

God is more than able

Who am I to deny

What the Lord can do

Tag

Who am I to deny

What the Lord can do