Summary: The greatest Day, a Holy day, and Christ desires to share His resurrection with us.
It’s Your Resurrection Day! Matthew 28:1-6
It’s said that Winston Churchill planned his own funeral in St. Paul’s Cathedral. He included great hymns of the church. After the benediction a bugle player was positioned high in the dome played “Taps,” the universal signal that says the day is over. Next another bugle player was placed on the other side of the great dome, and he played “Reveille”- “It’s time to get up. It’s time to get up. It’s time to get up in the morning.”
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. 6a He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ, was for our benefit. We have been called to live a resurrected life.
Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
I’ve come to remind you, you have that same resurrection Spirit (power) living and abiding within your being.
Colossians 1:27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
TM Colossians 1:27 The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God's glory. It's that simple. That is the substance of our Message.
#1 This same Spirit lives within you, to comfort you.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
#2. This same Spirt lives within you, to teach you.
John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
#3. This same Spirit lives within you, to give you love, joy and peace, for yourself as well as for others.
Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
#4. This same Spirit live within you, to make you His witness.
Luke 24:49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”