SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

by Richard Bradley


The Day after Tomorrow
Richard A. Bradley
Matthew 28:1-10


Matthew 28:1-10

1 Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.

2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.

3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.

4 And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.

5 But the angel answered and said to the women, ''Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.''

8 So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.

9 And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, ''Rejoice!'' So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.

10 Then Jesus said to them, ''Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.''

NKJV

The disciples seemed to miss a lot of what Jesus said to them. His eventual resurrection from the dead was one thing they all seemed to miss. On several occasions Jesus told His followers that He would go to Jerusalem and there He would suffer and die but on the third day He would rise again. One would think that this sort of spectacular prediction would be hard to miss. But it doesn't seem as if any of His followers ever got it right until Sunday morning.

No one, even those closest to Him, ever expected to see Jesus alive again but they did. Jesus knew something that they were just too dull of hearing to understand. He knew He could endure the shame and separation of the cross because on ...

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