“Oh Happy Day” Performed by the International Women’s Chorus
Words & Music by Edwin R. Hawkins
Directed by: Keiko Goto
This is the 1967 Gospel music arrangement of an 18th century hymn. The day when Jesus rose from the dead about 2,000 years ago was really a happy day for His disciples. Now Christians can celebrate, not only on Easter, but also everyday because of the freedom and peace that Jesus has given to us.
The Big Questions (Pastor Rob Nelson and Translator Keiko Olsen)
Have you ever wondered…
SandStory® by Joe Castillo ~ Creation
Creation (Pastor Rob Nelson and Translator Keiko Olsen)
God is a creative artist who made the world. In the beginning everything He created was perfect. It was a masterpiece. God allowed the first people to have the freedom to do whatever they wanted, except to eat the fruit from one tree. When they ate that fruit, they showed they did not trust God or His plan. They were forced to leave the perfect garden. Ever since then, the world has been broken and sinful.
SandStory® by Joe Castillo ~ Christmas
Jesus’ Birth—Christmas (Pastor Rob Nelson & Translator Keiko Olsen)
God had a plan to fix the world. God the Father sent his Son, Jesus, into the world to help fix the broken creation. Jesus experienced everything we do. He was born, he felt hungry, thirsty and tired, but he was different because He never did anything wrong. In fact, Jesus did many miraculous signs to show that He was God. He never did anything to help Himself. He only lived His life to serve and love His creation.
SandStory® by Joe Castillo ~ Easter
Jesus’ Death & Resurrection (Pastor Rob Nelson & Translator Keiko Olsen)
God decided to fix the broken world in a mysterious way. Instead of punishing the people who made the mistakes - us - God chose to punish His Son Jesus. Why would God do this? God loves His creation. He loves you! Jesus took our punishment by dying on the cross. When He rose from the grave, He proved that only the Creator can create life after death. God offers assurance of His love, salvation, and eternal life to anyone who wants to believe in Him.
“God So Loved The World” Performed by the International Women’s Chorus
Words from John 3:16, Music by John Stainer
Directed by: Keiko Goto
This is the chorus from Stainer’s oratorio “The Crucifixion” composed in 1887. This song includes words from the Bible: “God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son. Anyone who believes in Him will not die but have eternal life”. These words are the center of the Christian faith and are memorized by many Christians.