The Resurrection And What It Means by Fred Lowery

Hillcrest Sunrise Service
by Fred Lowery

A group of four-year olds were gathered in a Sunday School
class in Chattanooga. And the teacher, to keep their
attention and also by nature, is extremely enthusiastic.
She looked at the class and asked this question: "Does
anyone know what today is?" A little four-year-old girl
held up her finger and said, "Yes, today is Palm Sunday."
the teacher exclaimed, That's fantastic, that's wonderful.
Now does anyone know what next Sunday is?" The same little
girl held up her finger. She said, Yes, next Sunday is
Easter Sunday. Once again the teacher said, that's
fantastic. Now, does anyone know what makes next Sunday
Easter? Same little girl responded and said, "Yes, next
Sunday is Easter because Jesus rose from the grave" and
before the teacher could congratulate her, she kept on
talking and said, "But if he sees his shadow...he has to go
back in for seven weeks.

Acting up in church and so the pastor called them into his
office. The first boy went in and sat down while the other
waited in the hall. The pastor said - young man do you
know where God is? He repeated the question - Do you know
where God is?

Suddenly the young boy jumped up and ran out the door,
grabbing his friend by the arm saying - come on - Billy,
lets get out of here. God is missing and they are trying
to blame it on us.

The reason we are gathered here this morning is because on
that first Easter, women went to the tomb and an empty tomb
- Jesus was missing.

MAT 27:57 As evening approached, there came a rich man
from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a
disciple of Jesus.

MAT 27:58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and
Pilate ordered that it be given to him.

MAT 27:59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean
linen cloth,

MAT 27:60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had
cut out of t ...

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