Sunday's Coming! by Jerry Branch

Sunday's Coming!
Jerry Branch
Luke 24-47
April 8, 2007

What did Jesus accomplish on our behalf?
After seeing the pictorial dramatization of the events leading up to Easter,
does the Easter Message end with the empty tomb of Christ?
Or does the ‘concept' of "It's Friday, but Sunday's coming"
extend beyond the Easter story?
Is the story still going on? And IS there still more to come?

Read along with me this morning,
The Resurrection
24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' " 8 Then they remembered his words.
The women came to the tomb on the first day of the week.
You know something?
I believe that their spirits were at an all time low.
And no wonder...
Their friend, teacher, and leader, Jesus Christ, had been handed over to
a kangaroo court trial...
He had been beaten;
He had been mocked;
then He had been led off to Golgotha,
the place of the skull to be executed...
crucified, alongside two criminal.
He died.
His dead body had been taken down from the cross
and placed in a borrowed tomb...
the tomb the women were approaching.
No doubt they had the same kind of thoughts anyone would have had...
What had happened?
Was Jesus not the promised one?
Why did the religious leaders do this to Him?
And now, how are we going to ...


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