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Sermon “Looking For Jesus”

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Praise The King

Corey Voss

There’s a reason why the curse of sin is broken
There’s a reason why the darkness runs from light
There’s a reason why we stand here now forgiven
Jesus is alive

There’s a reason why we are not overtaken
There’s a reason we sing on through the night
There’s a reason why our hope remains eternal
Jesus is alive

Praise the King, He is risen
Praise the King, He’s alive
Praise the King, death’s defeated
Hallelujah He’s alive
Hallelujah He’s alive

There’s a reason why our hearts can be courageous
There’s a reason why the dead are made alive
There’s a reason why we share His resurrection
Jesus is alive

Praise the King, He is risen
Praise the King, He’s alive
Praise the King, death’s defeated
Hallelujah He’s alive
Hallelujah He’s alive

The grave could not ignore it
When all of heaven’s roaring
Hell, where is your victory
Death where is your sting
The world could not ignore it
When all the saints are roaring
Hell, where is your victory
Death where is your sting

The grave could not ignore it
When all of heaven’s roaring
Hell, where is your victory
Death where is your sting
The world could not ignore it
When all the saints are roaring
Hell, where is your victory
Death where is your sting

Praise the King, He is risen
Praise the King, He’s alive
Praise the King, death’s defeated
Hallalujah He’s alive
Hallalujah He’s alive
Hallalujah He’s alive
Hallalujah He’s alive

Jesus Paid It All

And I hear the savior say

Thy strength indeed is small

Child of weakness, watch and pray

Find in me thine all in all

‘Cause Jesus paid it all

All to Him I owe

Sin had left a crimson stain

He washed it white as snow

Lord, now indeed I find

Thy power and thine alone

Can change the leper’s spots

And melt the heart of stone

‘Cause Jesus paid it all

All to Him I owe

Sin had left a crimson stain

He washed it white as snow

It’s white as snow, white as snow

It’s washed away, it’s white as snow

And when before the throne

I stand in Him complete

Jesus died my soul to save

My lips shall still repeat

‘Cause Jesus paid it all

All to Him I owe

Sin had left a crimson stain

He washed it white as snow

Sin had left a crimson stain

He washed it white as snow

He washed it white as snow

He washed it white as snow

You can’t be silent

You can’t hold it in

O praise the one, Jesus

Praise the one

O praise the one who paid my debt

And raised this life up from the dead

O praise the one who paid my debt

And raised this life up from the dead

O praise the one who paid my debt

And raised this life up from the dead

O praise the one who paid my debt

And raised this life up from the dead

O praise the one who paid my debt

And raised this life up from the dead

O praise the one who paid my debt

And raised this life up from the dead

Only Jesus

Only Jesus

The worthy one

The only one

The worthy one

Jesus paid it all

And all to Him I owe

Sin had left a crimson stain

He washed it white as snow

Because He Lives (Amen)

Matt Maher

I believe in the Son

I believe in the risen One

I believe I overcome

By the power of His blood

Amen, Amen

I’m alive, I’m alive

Because He lives

Amen, Amen

Let my song join the one that never ends

Because He lives

I was dead in the grave

I was covered in sin and shame

I heard mercy call my name

He rolled the stone away

Amen, Amen

I’m alive, I’m alive

Because He lives

Amen, Amen

Let my song join the one that never ends

Because He lives

I can face tomorrow

Because He lives

Every fear is gone

I know He holds my life my future in His hands

Amen, Amen

I’m alive, I’m alive

Because He lives

Amen, Amen

Let my song join the one that never ends

Amen, Amen

I’m alive, I’m alive

Because He lives

Amen, Amen

Let my song join the one that never ends

Because He lives

Because He lives

SCRIPTURES (sermon)

Psalm 22 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 22[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from saving me,
    so far from my cries of anguish?


But I am a worm and not a man,
    scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
All who see me mock me;
    they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
“He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
    “let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
    since he delights in him.”

Yet you brought me out of the womb;
    you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.
10 From birth I was cast on you;
    from my mother’s womb you have been my God.


14 I am poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart has turned to wax;
    it has melted within me.
15 My mouth[d] is dried up like a potsherd,
    and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
    you lay me in the dust of death.

16 Dogs surround me,
    a pack of villains encircles me;
    they pierce[e] my hands and my feet.
17 All my bones are on display;
    people stare and gloat over me.
18 They divide my clothes among them
    and cast lots for my garment.

    future generations will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness,
    declaring to a people yet unborn:
    He has done it!

Luke 23:44-45 New International Version (NIV)

The Death of Jesus

44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.

John 12:46 New International Version (NIV)

46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

Matthew 28:1-10 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Has Risen

28 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 that 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. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.

 

Jeremiah 29:11-13 New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

 

Matthew 7:7 New International Version (NIV)

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

 

James 4:8 New International Version (NIV)

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

 

 

 

Luke 24:5-6 New International Version (NIV)

In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!

Does the Resurrection Matter?

1 Corinthians 15:12-19 New International Version (NIV)

The Resurrection of the Dead

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

 

Luke 24:36-49 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.

44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

John 20:26-31 New International Version (NIV)

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

SEEING IS BELEIVING?  NO!!!  BELIEVING IS SEEING!

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[a] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Footnotes:

  1. John 20:31 Or may continue to believe

 

 

Ain’t No Grave

Molly Skaggs

Oh, shame is a prison as cruel as a grave

Shame is a robber and he’s come to take my name

Oh, love is my redeemer

Lifting me up from the ground

Love is the power when my freedom song is found

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down

When I hear that trumpet sound

I’m gonna rise up outta the ground

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down

Oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh, fear is a liar with a smooth and velvet tongue

Fear is a tyrant

He’s always telling me to run

Oh, love is a resurrection and love is a trumpet sound

Love is my weapon

I’m gonna take my giants down

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down

And when I hear that trumpet sound

I’m gonna rise up outta the ground

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down

Oh, there was a battle

A war between death and life

And there on a tree

The Lamb of God was crucified

And He went on down to hell

He took back every key

He rose up as a lion and He set all captives free

There ain’t no grave

Could hold His body down

There ain’t no grave

Could hold His body down

When He heard the trumpet sound

He rose up outta the ground

There ain’t no grave

Could hold His body down

There ain’t no grave

Could hold His body down

There ain’t no grave

Could hold my body down

There ain’t no grave

Could hold my body down

Oh, if you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

If you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

If you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

If you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

If you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

If you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

Gonna sing about it, yeah

If you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

I’m gonna meet Jesus

If you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

Oh, if you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

If you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

If you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

If you walked out of the grave, I’m walking too

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down

And when I hear that trumpet sound

I’m gonna rise up outta the ground

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down

There ain’t no grave

Gonna hold my body down