by Dr. Ed Young

H. Edwin Young
Matthew 28:5-6
April 7, 1985 AM

I invite you to open your Bibles if you would to
Matthew, the 28th chapter, I'll read verse I through
verse 7. Matthew 28:1 through 7: (read verses)

Let's pray together. Father, still our hearts and
quiet our minds as we totally concentrate upon Thee
and upon Thy truth. Lord, walk up and down these rows
and among these pews touching, revealing, healing,
cleansing, convicting. May all of us when we leave
this place of assembly be confident of only one thing,
that we have indeed met with Jesus Christ. Oh Lord,
You speak, let me get out of the way so that Thy word
and Thy holy and divine message might not only be
heard, may it be received and understood and
incorporated into our living. Yea, Father, may we
never be the same because we've gathered to worship
this Easter morn. For we make this prayer in the
strong name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

I admire people who can sum up a situation with a very
simple phrase. Somebody who can take a few words and
just say it. And say it in such a way that it's clean
and neat and accurate. And even though brief, it sorta
has an overall balance about it that just says it
exactly right. Now, those in my profession have a
tough time doing that. How many times I have been
seated in pews as you're seated out there today and
you want to say, "I know where you're going, go ahead
and get there. Hurry up." But, see, we get involved
with a lot of adjectives and a lot of modifiers and we
sort of blow it up where everybody can see it and it
takes a lot of verbiage to get down to the essence of
what needs to be said.

What if you were asked, for example, to sum up in a
simple sentence Easter. Why, most of us would be hard
pressed. We'd say volumes have been written about
Easter. The Bible, the theme of the New Testament, is
the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was the thrust of
the n ...

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