The decorations for Easter/Resurrection Sunday were being taken down in our beautiful church when I decided to quickly take a picture. It was a memorable and touching service that started with a photo on the large screen showing the two pastors bearing this large (bare) wooden cross upon their shoulders on Good Friday. A small group walked with them along the street of the block where the church is located. What a difference in program from last year 2016. Besides the traditional brass ensemble and hand bell choir, we sang many of my favorite hymns- Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Because He Lives, Lord I Lift Your Name on High, (with hand motions by the congregation led by the song leader), and He Lives, the old-time hymn I used to sing in the Baptist church I attended as a teenager. Most importantly, the pastor preached a powerful message on the Risen Christ based on Mt. 28:1-10. Christ defeated sin and death at the cross for us.
CHRIST IS RISEN; HE IS RISEN INDEED!
HE IS OUR BLESSED HOPE AND COMING KING! HALLELUJAH!
Read about the inspiring story behind ‘He Lives’ by the preacher/composer! http://nickel-notes.blogspot.com/2012/03/hymn-history-he-lives.html