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Death was Arrested

Death was Arrested

During this Easter season, we have been keeping our focus on the risen Christ through the great witness of the church’s treasure of Easter music. We have heard Easter music written in the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, quite a range of time, yet all with the same powerful message of Christ alive on the other side of the tomb.

by John Matkin on May 07, 2021

Death was Arrested

Released from my chains I'm a prisoner no more
My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore
He cancelled my debt and He called me His friend
When death was arrested and my life began

 
Oh, Your grace so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with You
It's your endless love
Pouring down on us
You have made us new
Now life begins with You


Dear Dickinson First Family and Friends,

During this Easter season, we have been keeping our focus on the risen Christ through the great witness of the church’s treasure of Easter music. We have heard Easter music written in the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, quite a range of time, yet all with the same powerful message of Christ alive on the other side of the tomb.

Sunday’s Easter song, Death Was Arrested, was written just five years ago; however, it’s already a classic. It was released by North Point InsideOut, a contemporary worship music band from Pastor Andy Stanley’s North Point Community Church in Marietta, Georgia. The song is chock-full of scripture imagery from beginning to end, and before you even hear the music, the words sound so familiar.

What’s different about this Easter song is that the message is focused on what the risen Christ has done for us, contained even in the title of the song - death, our death, was arrested. Christ’s saving grace in and through Christ’s saving grace has saved us from sin and death. Death was arrested and God has given us (new) life. 

Join us for worship this Sunday, in-person or online. Participate in the great Easter proclamation again - Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Hear the apostle Paul’s explanation of what Christ has done for us - When you were dead in your sins, God made you alive with Christ (Colossians 2:13). And hear the latest music spreading the Easter message.

God bless,
Jack Matkin


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