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Wayne Weekly “The Easter Song…Faith Built on the Living Hope”

In Wayne Weekly by Wayne Taylor

I hadn’t been a Christian very long when 2nd. Chapter of Acts trio released “The Easter Song”. Wow, that was a powerful song and ministered to my young Christian heart greatly!

In around 1980 I did a project at school on the subject matter contained in the book of Acts. I discovered that the number one major topic mentioned was “the resurrection”. That makes a lot of sense, if the resurrection didn’t happen…well see what Paul wrote to the church at Corinth:

“Now if Christ be preached that He rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen; And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.”   I Cor. 15:12-14

“And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain, ye are yet in your sins.”       I Cor. 15:17

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”      I Cor. 15:19

Our faith is built on the Living Hope…Christ alive! We celebrate Easter, “resurrection day”, to remember Christ’s victory over death. That victory was not only His…but by God’s grace…it was and is ours!

“But now is Christ risen from the dead…”      1 Cor.15:20

 

Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing that we can be born again
Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing Christ is risen from the dead

The angel up on the tombstone
Said He has risen, just as He said
Quickly now, go tell his disciples
That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

Joy to the word,
He is risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah
He’s risen,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing that we can be born again
Hear the bells ringing, they’re singing
Christ is risen from the dead

The angel up on the tombstone
Said He has risen, just as He said
Quickly now, go tell His disciples
That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

Joy to the world, He is risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah
He’s risen,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

The Easter Song by Annie Herring