Monday, April 13, 2020

Christ Over the Coronavirus Easter FB Live Video + Liturgy | Jesus, Death-Conquering Deliverer, Knows Your Name

Facebook Live Message: Jesus, Our Death-Conquering Deliverer, Knows Your Name (Like He Knew Mary's)

" ... Your name is graven on His hands, Your name is written on His heart ... " + "Before the Throne of God Above" by Charitie Lees Bancroft, 1860 A.D.

Jesus does not reject any who turn to Him. At times we turn to Him with little faith, at times with a mix of faith and doubt … He takes us where we are and gives immeasurably more than He receives. 
+ Fr. John Neuhaus

Sermon Scriptures | John 20:11-18Luke 23:42-43Isaiah 43:149:16

Sermon Quote from Jesus | "Today, you will be with Me in paradise." (click on link for more reflections on this potent promise)

In accordance with state and national authorities, we will wait to return to the Fusion Center at 30 Tyler Prentice Road sometime later this spring or summer. In the meantime, we are still gathering every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. EST via Emmaus City Church Facebook Live. The liturgy with links to songs will be posted Saturday morning on our Facebook page beforehand. We would love for you to join with us! Also, you can contact us at

Call to Worship Psalm 105:1-4

Give praise to the LORD, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done. (He is risen! He is risen indeed!) Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts. Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always.

Look and See
Village Church, 2012 A.D. 

To Him be the glory for all He has done! 
Praise to the Father who gave us His Son! 
A ransom for many, He bled and died 
Then rose in victory enthroned on high! 

To Him be the glory in heaven and earth, 
All of creation is shouting His worth.
The saints and the angels all live to proclaim 
The wonderful story, the glorious name.

Oh look and see our God and celebrate
The power of the cross and the empty grave! 
And now we’re free, let the redeemed
Lift up your heads, oh look and see our God!

To Him be the glory, He’s coming again
And all of the sadness will come to an end!
Oh what a reunion, the Bride and her King!
Forever we’ll praise Him, forever we’ll sing! 

Glory, glory to our God! (Repeat) 

Christ Is Risen
Matt Maher, 2009 A.D.

Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame,
But fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to Him who showed great love
And bled for us. Freely, You've bled for us.

Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling over death by death!
Come awake, come awake,
Come and rise up from the grave!
Christ is risen from the dead,
We are one with Him again!
Come awake, come awake,
come and rise up from the grave!

Beneath the weight of all our sin,
You bowed to none but heaven's will.
No scheme of hell, no scoffer's crown,
No burden great can hold You down.
In strength You reign,
Forever let Your Church proclaim! (Chorus)

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O Church, come stand in the light,
The glory of God has defeated the night!
O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O Church, come stand in the light, our God is not dead!
He's alive! He's alive! (Chorus

The Anthem
Planetshakers, 2013 A.D.

By His stripes we are healed,
By His nail-pierced hands we're free.
By His blood, we're washed clean,
Now we have the victory.

The power of sin is broken,
Jesus overcame it all.
He has won our freedom,
Jesus has won it all.

Hallelujah! You have won the victory!
Hallelujah! You have won it all for me!
Death could not hold You down,
You are the risen King
Seated in majesty,
You are the risen King!

Death Was Arrested 
NP InsideOut, 2017 A.D.

Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin,
Lost without hope with no place to begin.
Your love made a way to let mercy come in 
When death was arrested and my life began. 
Ash was redeemed, only beauty remains.
My orphan heart was given a name.
My mourning grew quiet, my feet rose to dance 
When death was arrested and my life began!

Oh, Your grace so free washes over me,
You have made me new, now life begins with You! 
It's your endless love pouring down on us
You have made us new, now life begins with You!

Released from my chains, I'm a prisoner no more. 
My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore.
He cancelled my debt and He called me His friend 
When death was arrested and my life began! (Chorus)

Our Savior displayed on a criminal's cross. 
Darkness rejoiced as though heaven had lost.
But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand; 
That's when death was arrested and my life began!
(Chorus + Bridge)

Oh, we're free, free, forever we're free!
Come join the song of all the redeemed!
Yes, we're free, free, forever, amen,
When death was arrested and my life began! (Repeat)

Pass the Peace | In the Story of God, Jesus declared, "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you" (John 14:26) during humanity's darkest, most tragic weekend of His death. And then after Jesus was crucified and resurrected, defeating evil and death, He said, "Peace be with you ... Receive the Holy Spirit" (John 20:21-22). Somehow, with Jesus, peace is possible even in our darkest moments. During this time, we desire to share with each other peace that passes understanding, empowered by the Spirit of Christ.

The peace of the Lord by always with you.
And also with you.

Benediction adapted from Isaiah 43:1-3

Do not be afraid, for Jesus has redeemed you; He has called you by your name, you are His through life, and death, and life after death. When you go through the deepest waters and great trouble, He will be with you. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned; the flames will not consume you. For Jesus is the Lord, our God, our Savior. He is risen! He is risen indeed! Amen. 

To connect with us, please contact
Christ is all,

Rev. Mike "Sully" Sullivan

No comments:

Post a Comment