THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
Jesse M. Hendley
Let us draw our attention to the resurrection of the
Lord Jesus Christ and His reappearance to His very
own. Please turn in your Bibles to Matthew 28:1, where
we read, "in the end of the Sabbath, as it began to
dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary
Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre."
Now this is Sunday morning and there is a great change
of dispensations here. This is a new beginning. Jesus
died on Friday and rose again from the dead on Sunday
morning. He doesn't call attention to the Sabbath. The
Sabbath was Saturday. It is a grave mistake in Bible
study and Bible teaching to call the Lord's Day the
Sabbath Day or to call Sunday the Sabbath Day. The
Sabbath Day was Saturday, according to the Jewish law.
Christians, however, are not under the law of the
Sabbath Day. All that is past. This is the first day
of the week and Christians worship on the day of the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the
beginning of a new dispensation as Jesus said. This is
the blood of the new covenant, not the old, but the
new, and Christ our Savior rose on Sunday morning and
that is why we worship on Sunday morning. Sundays
ought to be very precious to us in memory of the res-
urrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. So this was a new
beginning, and the early church gathered in worship of
Christ on Sunday. But it was the first day of the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus and it was the first
day of the week, sacred in the history of the church.
"And there came Mary Magdalene, (the woman of whom
Jesus had cast seven demons) and the other Mary (who
was unquestionably the virgin Mary's sister) and they
came early to the sepulchre."
They thought He was dead, so why were they drawn
there? It was their love for the person of Jesus. They
could not free themselves from that love for Jesus.
You can't say, "I love someone" an ...
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