He went on a little further and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
(Matthew 26:39; NLT).
I see you praying
To spare your life.
I see you dying
The perfect, spotless
I see you lying
Your triumph over sin
I see you rising
I run to you,
And kiss your feet.
They ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshipped him. (Matthew 28:9; NLT).
They ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshipped him (Matthew 28:9; NLT).
May I run to you, as well, And grasp your feet,
For you are here.
May I never let you go, Worshipping with joy,
May I, too,
Tell all the world About your perfect sacrifice,
And that you’re with us evermore, Lord God,
Beyond all price.
The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had and bought it
(Matthew 13:45-6; CSB).
Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.
The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message. And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshipped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there” (Matthew 28: 5-10; NLT).
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20; NLT).
“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed (John 20:28; NLT).
Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28-9; NKJV).
You are our wayside shrine,
Our sanctuary, Our bread, our wine;
Our rest, our strength,
Our life, our breath,
Jesus told her,
“I am the resurrection and the life.
Anyone who believes in me will live,
Even after dying” (John 11:25; NKJV).
1. Your cross
Is part of me,
And I am part
2. It’s always with me,
Day and night,
In all I think, and say,
3. It gives me courage,
When I am anxious,
Or in pain –
4. Reminding me
How Jesus lived
Died, and rose again.
1. If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23; NLT).
Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17; NIV).
2. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; KJV).
3. I am full of the courage that the Lord’s Spirit gives (Micah 3:8; NET).
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever (John 14:16; KJV).
Peace I leave you; my peace I give you (John 14:27; NIV).
In all their suffering he also suffered, and he personally rescued them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years (Isaiah 63:9; NLT).
4. The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction. But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18; NLT).
“The Son of Man must suffer many terrible things,” he said. “He will be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He will be killed, but on the third day he will be raised from the dead” (Luke 9:22; NLT).
People look at the outside appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7; NIV).
1. At the heart of our faith, Lord:
Your way to the cross.
2. At the heart of our sorrow:
Your truth, and its cost.
3. At the heart of our worship:
Your body and blood.
4. At the heart of our mourning:
Your death, and your love.
5. At the heart of our hope, Lord:
Your rising again.
6. At the heart of our gladness:
Your kingdom, and reign.
7. At the heart of our purpose:
Your gospel and grace.
8. At the heart of our yearning:
Your kiss, and embrace.
1. He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross (Philippians 2:8; NLT).
2. Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, “I find nothing wrong with this man!” Then they became insistent. “But he is causing riots by his teaching wherever he goes” (Luke 23:4-5; NLT).
3. He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:19-20; NIV).
4. We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us (1 John 3:16; NLT).
5. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world (Revelation 1:5; NLT).
6. The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; NKJV).
7. My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned to me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God (Acts 20:24; NLT).
We are all saved the same way, by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus (Acts 15:11; NLT).
8. While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him (Luke 15:20; NIV).
1. Thank you
For your incarnation –
2. Thank you, Lord,
For your atonement,
Through your death
3. Thank you
For your resurrection –
Of the dead.
4. Thank you, Lord,
For your salvation,
1. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being (Philippians 2:6-7; NLT).
2. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood (Romans 3:25; NIV).
3. The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus (Acts 4:33; NLT).
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25; NLT).
Grace to you […] from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead (Revelation 1:4-5; RSV).
4. He [Jesus] became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him (Hebrews 5:9; NLT).
He took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And he said to them, “This is my blood” (Mark 14:23-4; NLT).
He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body” (Luke 22:19; NIV).
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever; and this bread, which I offer so the world may live, is my flesh (John 6:51; NLT).