by Jesse Hendley

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Jesse M. Hendley
Matthew 28:1

Now, my friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with
me to Matthew 28:1, the last chapter of this mar-
velous Book, the introductory Book of the New
Testament. We're studying "The Earthquake at the
Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ." God sent an
earthquake at the crucifixion of Jesus. In the first
earthquake the centurion cried out, "Truly this man
was the Son of God." When he saw the earthquake and
the things that Jesus said and what happened, he knew
God was in it. And now we come to the earthquake at
the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ that
attested also to those present, that He was the Son
of God.

So we read in verse 1, "as it began to dawn toward
the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and
the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold,
there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the
Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back
the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His coun-
tenance (face) was like lightning, and his raiment
white as snow: and for fear of him the keepers
(guards of the tomb) did shake and became as dead
men. "God sent an earthquake of fear. Sooner or later
those who leave God out of their lives are going to
be filled with fear.


So then we go on to verse 5, "And the angel answered
and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that
ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here:
for he is risen." Now notice here you've got an
earthquake. Let's look at the personalities involved
in the resurrection as recorded by Matthew. He spoke
about the keepers, the guards who had been commanded
to guard that sepulchre so that Jesus couldn't get
out and nobody could get in and take Him away and say
He rose from the dead because He predicted that He'd
rise on the third day. So they sent the watch of
Roman soldiers and when the earthquake came they did
shake and ...

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