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Suggested Scripture Readings

Job 19:23-27a

For I know that my Redeemer lives

Isaiah 25:6-9

Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Lord has anointed me… to bind up the brokenhearted

Lamentations 3:22-26, 31-33

He will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love

Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18

The holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom forever

Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9

The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God

Old Testament

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd

Psalm 34:1-10,22

O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in Him

Psalm 42:1-7

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me?

Psalm 46:1-7

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 90

Turn, O LORD! How long? Have compassion on your servants!

Psalm 91:9-16

Under his wings you will find refuge

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his steadfast love endures forever

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come?

Psalm 130

My soul waits for the LORD, more than those who watch for the morning

Psalm 139:1-12

O LORD, you have searched me and known me… even the darkness is not dark to you

Psalm 143

Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust

Psalm 149

Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a; or 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.


Romans 1:16

I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation

Romans 5:1-11

Reconciled to God by Christ’s death

Romans 5:17-21

Through Adam came sin and through Christ comes justification

Romans 8

The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death

Romans 8:31-35, 37-39

Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord

Romans 9

It depends not on human will or exertion, but on God who shows mercy

Romans 14:7-9

None of us lives to ourselves….

1 Corinthians 15:12-26

Christ has been raised, the first fruits of those who have died

1Corinthians 15:51-57 or 55-58

Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Living by faith

Ephesians 1:11-23

God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places

Philippians 3:20-21

Christ will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.

2 Timothy 4:6-7

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith

Hebrews 13:6-8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever

Hebrews 13:14-16

We are looking for the city that is to come

1 Peter 1:3-9

New birth into a living hope through the resurrection

1 John 3:1-3

We are God’s children

Revelation 7:9-17

The multitudes of heaven worship the Lamb

Revelation 14:13

Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord

Revelation 21:2-5a or 21:1-7

A new heaven and a new earth

New Testament

Matthew 5:1-12

Blessed are the poor in spirit

Matthew 11:25-30

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest

Matthew 24:1-13

The one who endures to the end will be saved

Luke 6:20-31

Jesus speaks blessings and woes

Luke 12:35-40

Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat

Luke 23:39-43

Today you will be with me in paradise

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son

John 5:24-29

The hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live

John 6:37-40

All who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day

John 10:1-5

Jesus the Good Shepherd

John 11:21-27

The raising of Lazarus: I am the resurrection and the life

John 11:32-44

The raising of Lazarus

John 12:23-36

Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit

John 14:1-6

In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. Christ the way, the truth, and life

Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20

The Resurrection of Jesus

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Contemporary Worship at 9:30 am

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