THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMEBACK
MATTHEW 28: 1 - 7A
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JESUS CHRIST died on Calvary's cross on a Friday now called
good. The sky turned black as though it were a remorseful
response of nature to man the creatures attack on the Creator.
Friday's gloom must be understood in light of Sunday's message:
"He is not here. He is risen, as He said."
The rain scarcely had time to wash His red blood from Calvary's
grey stones when the best news the world has ever received came
from a graveyard just outside Jerusalem: "He is risen."
Let the story tell itself. It needs no defense.
Four women came to the tomb just as the new day was awakening.
Their grief was compounded not only by the death that robbed
them of their beloved, but it was the most inhumane form of
death that snatched away their beloved. They had come to
complete the embalming process.
The cowered power of Rome had resolved to make the tomb as
secure as possible. Between the women and their Master was a
detachment of Roman guards and a stone weighing nearly three
tons. Obstacles? Not for the Lord!
When the women arrived, they found the frightened soldiers
petrified by fear. An angel of the Lord had rolled the stone
away a great distance and up hill. This was all in a day's work
for an angel.
There were still two angels in the form of young boys in the
tomb dressed in white. From them came the invitation: "Come see
the place where the Lord lay and go quickly and tell ..."
Next came Peter and John. Looking in they saw the grave- clothes
still in tack just like a balloon out of which the air has
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