Our Resurrection Sunday services on 5 April 2015 opened with a stylised monologue of the story of creation, with God as the Master Painter who brought forth the sun, the moon, the stars and every living thing on the canvas of creation.
Yet, all this splendour paled in comparison to God’s masterpiece — man, who chose to paint his own world apart from his Creator and ruined his canvas with sin. At this point, Masterpiece, a rap by New Creation Worship, voiced the anguish of man’s painful separation from God and his ruinous state. Man’s dark canvas of misery was finally redeemed when he cried out to God and saw His masterstroke revealed — Jesus’ lacerated back, which points to His perfect redemptive work on the cross for sinful man. The performance ended with the song Finished, another piece by New Creation Worship. This song was also our Resurrection Sunday gift, available as a free MP3 download to the congregation.
Then, the beat of drums signalled the start of praise and worship, and the congregation worshipped the Lord as one, singing well-loved hymns such as When I Survey The Wondrous Cross and Because He Lives.
Pastor Daniel Chong led the congregation in an intimate time of Holy Communion, bringing to remembrance Christ the sacrificial Lamb of God, who redeemed them from sickness and diseases.
During the special item, a group of musicians and singers presented a song by New Creation Church Worship titled, See! My Saviour. The lyrics pointed poignantly to Jesus on the cross and the sufferings He endured to pay for our redemption. Throughout the song, an artist in our church was on stage painting on a black canvas with bold brush strokes of glue. As the song’s chorus declared, “See! My Saviour Jesus Christ”, gold glitter was released onto the canvas, unveiling a dazzling portrait of Jesus whose face sparkled and glowed in the light. There was no doubt that God’s masterstroke on the canvas of eternity is His Son, Jesus Christ.
In his Resurrection Sunday message, Senior Pastor Joseph Prince taught about Christ’s finished work on the cross and His resurrection, and encouraged believers to declare that they are righteous in Christ, which brings with it the bestowment of life. The animated video presentation of Jesus on the cross was shared once more to bring home His redemptive work and great love for us.
Resurrection Sunday was celebrated at our Chinese services and children’s ministry Rock Kidz on the same day. The little ones enjoyed lessons and activities centred on the Bible story of Abraham and Isaac which pointed to Jesus’ sacrifice on Calvary and His relentless love for them.