Sunday Gathering: April 12, 2020

Text: Colossians 2:11-15
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Scripture Reading – Luke 24:1-12; 36-48
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

36As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 37 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate before them. 44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.

Pastoral Prayer

Man of Sorrows
Verse 1:
Man of sorrows Lamb of God, By His own betrayed
The sin of man and wrath of God, Has been on Jesus laid

Verse 2
Silent as He stood accused Beaten mocked and scorned
Bowing to the Father’s will He took a crown of thorns

Chorus
Oh that rugged cross My salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out Hallelujah
Praise and honor unto Thee

Verse 3
Sent of heaven God’s own Son, To purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones, Who nailed Him to that tree

Bridge
Now my debt is paid, It is paid in full
By the precious blood, That my Jesus spilled
Now the curse of sin, Has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free Oh is free indeed

Verse 4
See the stone is rolled away, Behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah God be praised, He’s risen from the grave

Cornerstone
Verse 1
My hope is built on nothing less, Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name

Chorus:
Christ alone, Cornerstone Weak made strong in the Savior’s love
Through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of all

Verse 2:
When darkness seems to hide His face, I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil, My anchor holds within the veil

Verse 3:
When He shall come with trumpet sound, Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone Faultless, stand before the throne

Sermon
Main Text: Colossians 2:11-15

11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

Additional Texts

Romans 2:28-29

28 For no one is a Jew who is merely one outwardly, nor is circumcision outward and physical. 29 But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.

Blessed Assurance
Verse 1
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

Chorus
This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long.

Verse 3
Perfect submission, all is at rest; I in my Savior am happy and blessed,
Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

Lord I Need You
Verse 1
Lord I come I confess, Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart, You’re the one that guides my heart

Chorus
Lord I need You, oh I need You, Ev’ry hour I need You
My one defense my righteousness, Oh God how I need You

Verse 2
Where sin runs deep, Your grace is more
Where grace is found, is where You are
And where You are, Lord I am free, Holiness is Christ in me

Bridge
Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus You’re my hope and stay

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