The women come to do something for Jesus but He is the one who does something for them.
- Can you take Him for a teacher and not a Lord? No.
- Everything hangs on whether He rose from the dead, not whether you like His teaching or not.
The fact (of the resurrection) births faith (in the One resurrected).
- Like veil, like stone – don’t fret on getting in because God’s already out.
- There is no obstacle He hasn’t already moved.
- Some say Jesus simply didn’t die.
- The centurion said He did and His resurrected body got out of the tomb and walked to Emmaus.
Objection: Body Snatchers
- Some say Jesus’ followers stole His body.
- This is the same crowd who deserted Him.
- This is the same crowd that died for Him – and no one knowingly dies for a lie.
- Some say the authorities moved the body to a different place.
- Why not produce it to quash the growing movement that still threatens your power?
- Some say the women simply went to the wrong grave.
- 3 of 4 Gospel records are clear they saw where He was laid.
- Some say the scriptural records are inaccurate or fantasy.
- The budding church has nothing to gain by the women as the first to carry the message.
- Neither does the church gain by keeping the apostles’ foibles on record.
- This often happens to those who think they have Jesus figured out.
- Even His own followers missed it – He can’t be contained or managed.
- His invitation: “Come and see.”
- Jesus wanted to see His disciples and them to know He was faithful.
- These are the same disciples who deserted Him and denied Him on Friday.
- You may have been unfaithful to Him, but He’s faithful to you.
- The mixture of emotions shows how big the Resurrection really is.
- The women went on to be transformed and transform others through their message.
- He will wreck your life so He can give you his life.