Redeemer Church Riverview
The Great Awokening
April 4, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Matthew 28:

The Great Awokening

April 4, 2021 / Matthew 28:

We Worship Jesus Our Living Hope

Easter Sunday

Gathering Song “Come People Of The Risen King”
Leader: He is risen.
People: He is risen indeed!
Call to Worship Isaiah 60:1-5
Songs of Praise “Worship Christ The Risen King”
“Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”
Confession of Faith (Freedom) from Our World Belongs To God
Song of Praise “Death Was Arrested”
Prayer of Adoration
Greet One Another
Children’s Talk
Prayer of Intercession
Giving of God’s Tithes and Our Offerings
Song of Preparation “Living Hope”
Scripture Reading Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon “The Great Awokening” Craig Swartz
Prayer of Commitment
Song of Response “In Christ Alone”

C. S. Lewis:

“Some people probably think of the resurrection as a desperate last moment expedient to save the Hero from a situation which had got out of the Author’s control.”

Acts 1:1-3

Charles Hadden Spurgeon wrote, “Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die, I risk my whole eternity and the resurrection is the why.”


Matthew 28:1-7a

Paul V. Johnson:

“The miracle of the resurrection, the ultimate cure, is beyond the power of modern medicine. But it is not beyond the power of God.”


Matthew 28:5-9

Tim Keller:

“The biblical view of things is resurrection, not a future that is just a consolation for the life we never had, but a restoration of the life we’ve always wanted. This means that every horrible thing that ever happened will not only be undone and repaired but will in some way make the eventual glory and joy even greater.”


Matthew 28:8-10

William Barker:

“In fact Jesus never pulled people away from the struggles and tensions that made up their lives. Instead Jesus told people to shift the center of gravity of their lives to relocate the focus of their attention.”

J. R. Tolkien:

“His face was sad and stern because of the doom that was laid on him. And yet hope dwelt ever in the depths of his heart from which mirth would arise like the spring from the rock.”

Joni Erickson-Toda:

“I suddenly realized that when I get to the wedding feast of the Lamb, the first thing that I will be able to do in my resurrected legs is I will be able to get down on my knees and be at the feet of Jesus. Then I am going to rise up on my feet and I am going to dance.”

Paul Chappell:

“Because of the empty tomb, we have peace. Because of His resurrection, we can have peace during even the most troubling of times because we know He is in control of all that happens in the world.”

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