Greater Than Death (Easter 2019)

Matthew 28:1-7

Our days are filled with:

Doctors can do things that will enhance your life and lengthen your life but they can never eliminate your death.

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.

– Matthew 28:1-7

The women return to the tomb
The stone is rolled away
The angel gives the message of the resurrection

The angel brings awareness
Do not be afraid

The angel makes the announcement
He has risen

The angel expects action
Come and see
Go and tell

One message – He has risen
One word
One reality

Because He has risen – you have hope
Because He has risen – you have life after death
Because He has risen – your last day now becomes your best day

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

– Psalm 23:4

Is Jesus Your Shepherd?

A – Admit
B – Believe
C – Commit


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