Hope you are having a blessed Resurrection Sunday. Last year posted a variety of Video’s celebrating the Resurrection. Takes some time to review them: http://peacebringer7.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/resurrection-day-songs-of-worship/. This years approach is a little different. The videos being posted are really ones to meditate and reflect on what Jesus Resurrection means for us and the impact. There are some interesting pieces that are not quite as well known at least by me. Some comment will accompany each piece. So take some time and examine and see what God stirs in you. Then perhaps go back to the video’s posted last year and celebrate.
The starting point is a piece of music and choreography reflecting on our brokenness and the need for resurrection. The piece was created by Nicole Sponberg in 2008. The Dance is by a dance group, Selah Warriors:
From that piece the next one is passed on Psalms 30, a Psalm that really points to the resurrection. A key element of the psalm is that God will turn our mourning into dancing. The song is entitled Alright Psalm 30 and is by the group Tree63. (Apparently need to go to you tube to watch it, click on the video to watch it on you tube)
Next up is a 5:00 minute sermon jam on the empty tomb and related facts. I do not know who the quotes are taken from, perhaps John Piper, but it worthwhile to listen and review the facts related to the empty tomb.
Next brings us to spend time focusing on God’s act of love and that Love Crucified Arose. This piece is by Michael Card and draws into the focus of what Jesus did and the importance of His resurrection and how the grave became a place of hope.
The next piece is from Hillsong United: My Redeemer Lives. It is a song of some celebration of what God has done with God conquering sin and His cleansing us from sin. (Apparently need to go to you tube to watch it, click on the video to watch it on you tube)
The celebration continues with a piece of music from Tim Hughes focusing on how Happy this Day is for each of us. (Apparently need to go to you tube to watch it, click on the video to watch it on you tube)
The next song really continues the meditation and celebration of the Resurrection. This is more widely know. It is Casting Crowns Glorious Day with focus on Jesus coming to this earth, died, and then rose again to justify us. It looks forward to His return, the next Glorious Day. (Apparently need to go to you tube to watch it, click on the video to watch it on you tube)
The next piece focuses worship to God Almighty for His actions, for the victory the resurrection provides. It is by a group called Forerunner and is based on Psalm 136 with the key phrase: His love/mercy endures forever.
After focusing on giving thanks to God for His love that endures forever, the next piece of music is a worship song known as the Victory Chant. It follows the Celebration and focus on Jesus return and surrender to the Lamb of God who is the Lion of Judah.
The last piece for meditation is a “flash mob” kind of experience. Last year in Budapest Hungary a worship dance was performed. This year the plan is for the same dance to occur in multiple locations around the world. Information on this action is found at http://uptofaith.com/. When I watch the video the Holy Spirit was stirred within me. It is the perfect video to draw this post to a close. I hope you were blessed by the Music, let God stir within you what He will. Celebrate the Resurrection:
(Disclaimer: Nothing is known of the varied groups the pieces of music included on this blog or the theology of the people who compiled the music. The pieces of music were what God led me to include. The inclusion does not show support or promotion of theology of the people who created the pieces.)
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