Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2008-03-25– Jesus resurrection gives us the confidence to believe…

2008 Chapels -
Jesus resurrection gives us the confidence to believe in our resurrection.

 

Date : 2008-03-25
Speaker : Seminarian

Mark 16:1-8 (Listen)

The Resurrection

16:1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. (ESV)

Hymn : TLH 201 st. 1,2,5: Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won Hymnary.org link

1. Jesus lives! The victory’s won! 
Death no longer can appall me; 
Jesus lives! Death’s reign is done! 
From the grave Christ will recall me. 
Brighter scenes will then commence; 
This shall be my confidence. 

2. Jesus lives! To Him the throne 
High o’er heaven and earth is given. 
I shall go where He is gone, 
Live and reign with Him in heaven. 
God is faithful. Doubtings, hence! 
This shall be my confidence. 

5. Jesus lives! and now is death 
But the gate of life immortal; 
This shall calm my trembling breath 
When I pass its gloomy portal. 
Faith shall cry, as fails each sense, 
Jesus is my confidence!