New Mexico’s biggest Easter sunrise service was held at UNM Stadium on Sunday, April 19, 2019. It started with a time of worship with Battledrums and special musical guest, Ryan Stevenson. Pastor Skip Heitzig of Calvary Church delivered a message that unveiled the greatest demonstration of God’s love—the death and resurrection of His son Jesus as he concluded his teaching series Bloodline: Tracing God’s Rescue Mission from Eden to Eternity.


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The redemption of mankind was planned before the foundations of the world. But the path through Scripture that leads from Eden to eternity is not as straightforward as following a highway. It’s more like following a thread in a tapestry and the thread is crimson-red, having been stained with blood. In this series, Skip Heitzig leads you on a unique journey through the Bible along the path of redemption.

The Cure for the Curse

March 3, 2019

There is a scarlet thread woven throughout the fabric of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation that anticipates Jesus’ sacrifice at the cross. Christians have become so familiar with the idea that Jesus died for our sins that impact is largely lost. In this message, Pastor Skip explains how God planned for the end from the very beginning.

On a Hill Far Away!

March 10, 2019

Abraham and his son Isaac’s journey to Mount Moriah marked the most difficult time in their lives to that point. An unusual command from God would both challenge their faith and solidify their confidence in God’s promises. Pastor Skip explains how Isaac’s near-sacrifice foreshadows another sacrifice that would come much later.

Getting Passed Over

March 17, 2019

No one ever likes being disregarded, ignored, or overlooked by people. Such rejection cowers our spirit and burdens our sensitivities. But being “passed over” in judgment is a welcome exception. When God established the yearly memorial of the Passover, He wanted His people to remember that they could’ve died were it not for His powerful intervention. This familiar story tells us four poignant truths.

From House of Shame to Hall of Fame

March 24, 2019

Rahab was an Old Testament harlot who ended up being listed in both the genealogy of Jesus Christ and in the great chapter of faith in the New Testament. The reason? An authentic faith that changed her radically. Let’s consider her portrait in a four-sided frame that shows her journey from prostitute to princess as she signifies her faith by hanging a scarlet cord outside her home.

God’s Astonishing Servant

April 7, 2019

Isaiah has been called the messianic prophet because of the number of his predictions about the coming Messiah. Of all the Old Testament writings that foretell Christ, Isaiah 52 and 53 are the pinnacle. They capture the person and work of Christ and atoning sacrifice with precision and clarity like no other text. Seven hundred years before Jesus was born, His death was announced and detailed. Here Isaiah calls us to look on this servant and be astonished for six reasons.

Cross Culture

April 14, 2019

We have already noticed how much the Bible speaks about blood and points to the cross of Christ. The apostle Paul even said, “God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14). It’s as though the cross of Jesus Christ defines the very culture of Christianity itself. In Psalm 22, David points forward to Messiah’s great suffering and widespread rejection—and then His ultimate accomplishment.

The Lion Is the Lamb

April 21, 2019

There’s something marvelous about restored objects. People admire antique cars and collectors love to restore vintage vehicles, spending time and talent on them to reveal their original artistry. In a similar way, God loves to restore people. He takes broken people who have been damaged by sin and restores them fully—redemption through Jesus’ resurrection. In this Easter message, Pastor Skip teaches on this monumental event, where people and angels sing songs of redemption for a risen King.



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Sunday, April 21, 2019 | UNM Stadium