Come, Embrace and Worship the King – Preparing our Hearts to Worship

Come, Embrace and Worship the King – Preparing our Hearts to Worship


In an effort to help you prepare for the March 27th, 2016, Easter Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections the resurrection, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is about Coming to the empty Tomb, Embracing the Lord Jesus and Worshipping him fully. The main Scripture for the day is Matthew 28:1-10. The other passages are either referenced in the message or provide additional insight for reflection.


(Pick and choose from the many resources and options which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)


From the Scriptures

Read and prayerfully reflect upon some or all of these Scriptures. Ask God to shape your life and your church’s life to match the heart of God:

Read or listen to Matthew 28:1-10, 1Corinthians 15, Matthew 16:21, Ephesians 3:18.

(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at


From the Creeds and Confessions

Heidelberg Catechism Questions 45

Belgic Confession Article 20

Westminster Larger Catechism Question 51-52

            Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 38


From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church

O Church Arise: Lyrics, Video

Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed: Lyrics, Video

Up from the Grave He Arose (Low in the Grave Christ Lay): Lyrics, Video


For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study

Read and reflect on Daniel Wallace’s article The Resurrection of Christ: Theological Implications

Read and reflect on Bob Deffinbaugh’s article The Burial and Resurrection of Christ


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