Good afternoon! We are in the home stretch of classes here at MVNU, and we’re all very excited! Today on the show, we read the story of Easter and then played songs that went along with the verses, telling the story of Easter not only through the bible, but through music as well. Check out the verses and songs below!

First, we read Mark 14:12-42, and this section deals with the Last Supper, Peter’s betrayal of Jesus and the Garden of Gethsemene.

“Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:36)

After that passage, we played ‘Don’t Deserve You’ by Plumb, which reminds us that we are Peter. We are the disciples. We are not faithful, we are not loyal, and we do not deserve the love of Christ, but He gives it to us anyway.

Listen to “Don’t Deserve You’ here!

Next, we read Mark 14:43-72 which talked about Jesus’ arrest, Jesus going before the Sanhedrin, and Peter denying Jesus.

“You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned him as worthy of death. Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and beat him.
(Mark 14:64-65)

We played the Sidewalk Prophets song “You Love me Anyway” which reminds us that we are the thorn in His crown, the sweat from His brow, Judas’ kiss, but Jesus loves us anyway. Nothing can take away the grace and love that Jesus has for us.

Listen to “You Love me Anyway’ here!

We then read Mark 15:1-41 which covered Jesus going before Pilate, Jesus being mocked by the soldiers, and the crucifixion and death of Jesus.

“It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.” (Mark 15:25-26)

After this passage of scripture, we played “At the Cross (Love Ran Red)” from Chris Tomlin, which reminds us that all of our sins are washed white in the love of Christ and His blood shed for us.

Listen to “At the Cross” here!

To finish off, we read Mark 15:42-47, which deals with the burial of Jesus, and then we read Mark 16:1-8, which brings the good news that Jesus had risen!

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” (Mark 16:6-7)

There are so many songs to play that talk about Jesus’ resurrection, and the hope that we have because He lives. So, we played a lot of those songs! Check them out below!

Remember – Passion
God’s Not Dead – Newsboys
Victor’s Crown – Darlene Zschech
Because He Lives – Matt Maher
Forever – Kari Jobe
Glorious Day – Casting Crowns

Have a great evening! God Bless!