Resurrection Sunday is upon us!
Friday at our luncheon we consider Jesus’ words on the cross… IT IS FINISHED John 19:30
He completed the task prophesied in the OT. Isaiah 53:1-12
He competed the task. He made all things NEW. Rev 21:5 (already and not yet)
That is great news for us today. To have a relationship with Christ makes ALL THINGS NEW. WE BECOME AND LIVE A NEW CREATIONS.
Let us consider the great truths from the events of His glorious resurrection.
Easter Sunday is not an event… it is all about a personal relationship
A relationship that offers… Rest, Forgiveness, Victory, Assurance, and Satisfaction
First day of the week – v. 1
Lord’s Day. (Friday night, Saturday, Sunday morning – 3 days)
Sabbath was a day of rest after the finished work of the OT. CREATION
Lord’s Day is the finished work of the NT. NEW CREATION
Sabbath Rest was a temporary… Jesus is a permanent rest
Mary Magdalene – v. 1
Much indebted to Christ for the forgiveness of sin.
She was so devoted to her REDEEMER
THIS IS MISSING TODAY. WE THINK SO LITTLE OF OUR SAVIOR BECAUSE WE THINK SO LITTLE OF OUR SIN.
Earthquake – v. 2
At his crucifixion Matt. 27:51
At his resurrection (the aftershock!)
It points to the supernatural, the power
IT IS FINISHED. Nothing else needs to be done.
FAITH IS THE VICTORY.
The Angle and the Stone – v. 2
Lazarus stone was rolled way by man. Jesus’s stone was rolled away by God/angels.
Lazarus stone was rolled away so he could come out. Jesus stone was rolled away so they could look in
Do not fear
He has risen
Come and see
Grave clothes not in disarray (not taken)
The language conveys that they were still in the form of a body. No unwrapping.
LAZARUS NEEDED HELP WITH HIS GRAVE CLOTHS, JESUS DID NOT.
Go and tell
The Words from Christ – v.9
Greetings “JOY TO YOU”
And they worship Him