Summary: THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST WAS THE GREATEST EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND BECAUSE IT REVEALS THAT JESUS IS MORE THAN OUR CRUCIFIED SAVIOR BUT HE IS OUR RISEN LORD
Luke 23:44-46 (NIV)
44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.
Matthew 27:51-54 (NIV)
51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split.
52 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.
53 They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
54 When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"
VERY BRIEFLY WILL YOU TURN AND SHAKE YOUR NEIGHBORS HAND [AND IF YOU DON`T KNOW THEM THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS INTRODUCE YOURSELF ]
AND TELL THEM –WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD AND THE GUIDIANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE PRAYERS OF THE SAINTS –
THE PREACHER GOING TO PREACH ABOUT
[ HE DID IT ALL FOR YOU AND ME]
MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST WAS THE GREATEST EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND
BECAUSE IT REVEALS THAT JESUS IS MORE THAN OUR CRUCIFIED SAVIOR
BUT HE IS OUR RISEN LORD
AND THIS MY BROTHER AND SISTERS
WHAT MAKES THE RESSURECTION OF JESUS A NECESSARY PART OF THE GOSPEL
BECAUSE THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS IS SO IMPORTANT THAT IT WAS PROPHESIED HUNDRED OF YEARS BEFORE JESUS CAME INTO THE WORLD IN THE FLESH
AND WITHOUT THE DEATH BURIAL AND THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
THE WORLD WOULD BE LEFT WITHOUT FORGIVENESS OF SIN
AND OUR HOPE OF HEAVEN WOULD BE LOST
BECAUSE THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE WOULD`NT HAVE NEVER BECAME A REALITY
BECAUSE THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL IS THE DEATH BURIAL AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS ON OUR BEHALF
AND WITHOUT THE RESURRECTION
JESUS COULD`NT HAVE CONQUERED SIN , DEATH AND HELL
BUT BECAUSE HE GOT UP THAT 3RD DAY MORNING WITH ALL POWER IN HIS HANDS
SIN ,DEATH AND HELL CAN NO LONGER CONQUER US
WHO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOR OF OUR LIVES
IN THE TEXT ---IN THE TEXT
LUKE GIVES GLIMSPE OF WHAT JESUS ENDURED ON THE CROSS FOR YOU AND ME
WHEN YOU LOOK AT VERSE 44-45A
THE TEXT REVEALS THAT SUN BLEW A FUSE AND REFUSE TO SHINE
AND THE REASON WHY IT REFUSE TO SHINE IS BECAUSE GOD WOULD`NT LET IT SHINE
IT WAS GOD SENT DARKNESS THAT SHROUDED THE CROSS
TO HIDE THE NAKEDNESS OF JESUS
SO THAT THE ONLOOKERS COULD NOT SEE THE SHAME JESUS WAS EXPERIENCING IN OUR STEAD
AND IN THE MIDIST OF IT ALL
NATURE WAS SYMPATHZING WITH THE CREATOR AS HE SUFFERED AND DIED FOR YOU AND FOR ME
THE DARKNESS THAT COVERED THE EARTH WAS A SYMBOL OF THE DARKNESS OF SIN
BECAUSE IT SYMBOLIZED THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE LIGHT OF GOD`S PRESENCE FROM YOU AND ME
AND YOU DO KNOW THAT SIN ALWAYS BRING A SEPERATION BETWEEN GOD AND MAN
BUT JESUS HUNG ON THE CROSS AS A SINNER IN OUR PLACE
IN OTHER WORDS HE BECAME SIN FOR US
AND YOU DO KNOW SIN DESERVES THE JUDGEMENT OF DARKNESS