This Easter spoken word was originally designed as a two-part performance piece in the worship service. It could be performed as a single spoken word.
If you have a Good Friday service, this works well with the Good Friday spoken word called “We Rejected Jesus.”
Part 1: Focuses on Matthew 27:62-66 and part 2 focuses on Matthew 28:11-15
Excerpt from “Rejecting Jesus”
They wanted to be sure they were right.
They sealed that tomb tight,
the way we seal our hearts shut
from the things that we can’t control,
don’t want to face,
can’t explain or demand or erase.
We seal our hearts,
when we can’t afford to be wrong.
If only we could see the truth:
There’s one way to freedom.
One way to hope,
One way to a love that will never fail.
The One who breaks all our chains.
He’s the God of the
…who can’t afford to be wrong.
This was the chief priest’s moment.
Their turning point toward truth.
They could either believe he rose again or
they could reject the greatest miracle on earth.
You already know how this story ends.
Their hearts, hard as stone
shut tight against the truth came up with an excuse
A last shot at saving the one thing that mattered:
Their little lie
Would cause many to stumble:
‘His disciples came during the night,” they said,
and stole him away.”
Many people get caught up in a thousand year old lie
Because which is easier to believe:
A missing body or the resurrection of a dead man?
Rational minds want easy answers
Not faith in something they can’t explain.
Because here’s the thing:
When it comes to the truth,
we can’t afford to be wrong.
Our souls depend on it.
We either accept Jesus words
or call him crazy.
We seal our hearts shut
or we let his grace break them wide open.
We believe he could not be held back
by sealed tombs and
and human lies.
And when we do,
Because the end of His story is what
makes the end of ours so wonderful.
The tomb could not hold him.
Satan could not stop him,
The grave could not contain him,
And through him,
we have eternal life.