A compilation of Easter Quotes we’ve posted since 2009

April 9, 2015

Last update: 9 April 2015

easter-wordartWell we have compilations of Easter prayers, Easter poems, Easter music, Eastertide resource links…, but up until now, I’ve not pulled together a compilation of all the Easter-themed quotations we’ve posted at the blog over the years.  There are more than I remembered, and many are really good and worth browsing  (if we do say so ourselves…!)  So, it’s time to list all our Easter Quotes entries in one place.

Entries are in chronological order, most recent first.  I’ll try to update this periodically throughout the Easter 2015 season.

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2015 entries:

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2014 entries:

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2012 Entries:

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2009 Entries:

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Note: You might also want to browse our Lent Quotes and Holy Week Quotes, as many of those contain Easter themes.


“Easter the Epic” – A montage of Easter imagery in classic movies. Very Cool!

April 9, 2015

I was browsing through archives of Trevin Wax’s blog earlier this week, looking for an Easter prayer he’d posted a few years ago.  In doing so, I came across an Easter post from 2008: Easter the Epic – a short (7 min) YouTube video by Matthew Miller which Trevin posted.  I really enjoyed it!

Here’s what Trevin wrote and posted:

Matthew Miller has put together a terrific compilation of movie scenes from many epic movies, including Gladiator, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, The Shawshank Redemption, and Braveheart, showing how the theme of death and resurrection inherent in each film points to the greatest Story ever told. Watch it here. Well done, Matthew.


A Compilation of Eastertide links and resources – celebrating the full 50 days of the Easter Season

April 9, 2015

UPDATED: 19 April 2015

This post is sticky – look below for new entries

This year more than ever, I feel an urgency to continue to celebrate Easter throughout the entire 50 day Easter Season (traditionally known as “Eastertide” in Anglican circles).  Perhaps it is the bleakness of the world, and the awareness of evil (such as recent terrorist killings of Christians in Kenya and Libya…) that makes me want to cling to the joy of the Lord’s resurrection and meditate on the glorious truth of His victory in a more focused way this year.  Continuing to reflect on His resurrection power also helps remind me that His power is at work in my heart to conquer sin.  Finally, I find myself wanting to continue to strengthen some of the spiritual disciplines started in Lent in terms of time spent in Scripture, taking advantage of this 50 day season to walk with Jesus and fellowship with Him, allowing Him to expound the Scriptures and stir up my heart so it burns with more a passion for Him.  With these goals in mind, I offer the following list of some articles, reflections resources, prayers, music all focused on helping us maintain an Easter-focus during the 50 days of Eastertide. 

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NEW (April 19) – DON’T MISS THISA Compilation of 70 Favorite Easter and Eastertide Hymns.  Note, there is now a separate Easter Hymns category, since we plan to post a lot more Easter hymns in coming days!

NEW UDPATE! – (April 15): I’ve just posted about a great blog and a new Eastertide devotional resource on the theme Practice Resurrection 2015.  This post also includes a short list of some of the links in our Eastertide compilation (specifically links to reflections on practicing resurrection / celebrating Eastertide).

Let me link the blog and devotional separately:

The blog: This Sacramental Life by Tamara Hill Murphy.  See especially #practiceresurrection2015 – who wants to join me? and her Easter Daybook entries

The devotional:  Eastertide Devotional 2015 from Christ Church Austin (pdf version here)

And you can follow along on Twitter using #practiceresurrection or #practiceresurrection2015

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First, some of my favorite resources, links and entries from years’ past:

Keep reading below – there are nearly 50 additional links!

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Easter Quotes: The Veils of the Lenten Array are Removed and the Victory of the Cross is Revealed

April 9, 2015

I found this lovely quote / short reflection about Easter at the Cradle of Prayer facebook page:

On Easter the veils of Lenten array are removed, and the victory of the Cross is revealed. With the disciples we enter into his grave and find it empty – nothing else than the gate to his joyful resurrection. The astounding discovery of the empty tomb, confirmed by the message of angels and by the risen Lord himself, confounds the wisdom of this world. In this revelation of God’s saving wisdom, we learn the answer to Jesus’ prayer, his first word on the cross: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).

The stone is rolled back, and the way lies open for us to pass over from guilt to forgiveness, and from ignorance to understanding. Let us therefore ‘set our minds on things above … where Christ sitteth at the right hand of God’.
“I am risen, and am with thee still, alleluia: thou hast laid thine hand upon me, alleluia: thy knowledge is become wonderful, alleluia, alleluia”.


Easter Season Playlist – Contemporary Worship Songs

April 9, 2015

Back in 2009, my teammates and I put together songsheets for the Easter season.  These sheets included a mix of classic hymns as well as some contemporary worship songs.  Some of the contemporary songs and choruses we included were:

  • – Agnus Dei
  • – Celebrate Jesus, Celebrate
  • – Easter Song [Hear the Bells Ringing]
  • – How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
  • – I Know He Rescued My Soul [My Redeemer Lives]
  • – In Christ Alone
  • – Jesus Christ, I think Upon Your Sacrifice [Once Again]
  • – Led like a Lamb to the Slaughter [You’re alive, You’re alive, You have Risen]
  • – O to see the Dawn of the Darkest Day [The Power of the Cross],
  • – See What a Morning [Resurrection Hymn]
  • – Thank You for the Cross Lord [Worthy is the Lamb]
  • – The Greatest Day in History [O Happy Day]
  • – The Splendor of a King [How Great is Our God]
  • – You Chose the Cross [Lost in Wonder]

Not a bad list of songs!  I was amazed however this Easter, how many great new songs have been written in the past 5 – 6 years or so.  We needed to come up with a new set of song sheets.  Here are some of the songs we added and have been singing (links take to We Are Worship, Worship Together or Song Select for info about purchase, lyrics, etc.):

And here are 25 more great contemporary Easter-themed worship songs that have 5 stars in my playlist

  • Ben Cantelon – The Same Power
  • Bryan & Katie Torwalt – It Was Finished
  • Chris Tomlin – Once and For All
  • Darlene Zschech – Victor’s Crown
  • Elevation Worship – Raised to Life
  • Graham Kendrick – This Joyful Eastertide
  • Graham Kendrick – I  Know He Lives
  • Glen Packiam – Forgiven Forever
  • Hillsong – Beneath the Waters (I Will Rise)
  • Israel & New Breed – Risen
  • Israel & New Breed – Rez Power
  • Kari Jobe – Forever
  • Keith & Kristyn Getty – Come People of the Risen King
  • Kristian Stanfill – Shout Hosanna
  • Lacey Sturm – Mercy Tree
  • Laura Story – What a Savior
  • Lincoln Brewster – Shout for Joy
  • Matt Redman – Love So High
  • Matt Redman – Jesus Only Jesus
  • Michael Olson – On the Third Day
  • Michael W. Smith – All Arise
  • Newsboys – God’s Not Dead
  • Phil Wickham – The Victory
  • Soul Survivor – He is Alive
  • Sovereign Grace Music – Jesus Lives
  • Todd Agnew, God Undefeatable

You can find good lists of songs for Easter at these sites:  WorshipTogether, and SongSelect


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