An Easter Resurrection and Response!

Apr 20, 2003
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Topic(s): Resurrection
Hymns: 199, 187, 728, 200(1-5), 193(1,3,6), 188(1-4), 196(1,4), 732
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, by Your divine grace and through Your almighty power You raised Jesus Christ from the dead and, thereby, declared Him to be Your Son and our Savior from sin, death, and Satan. On this Easter Sunday as we come before You to hear Your Word and to thank You for Your many blessings, please send Your Holy Spirit to fill our minds with understanding and our hearts with zeal. Cause us, O Lord, to fill Your house with praise, even as You have filled our lives with Your certain love. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 139

First Reading: 

1 Corinthians 15:1-20

Paul defends the truth of Jesus' physical resurrection by citing all who saw him alive after that resurrection. he also points out the necessity of that resurrection to our salvation and the hope that resurrection gives us concerning our own resurrection at the end of time.