Summary: This sermon is about the truths revealed in the resurrection of Jesus Christ namely 1.SURPRISE 2.SUPREMACY 3.SOARING 4.SPIRIT 5.START 6.SECOND COMING 7.SIGN
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
The resurrection of Jesus christ was a surprise to the disciples.Although the Lord had foretold his resurrection the disciples did not beleive it. They had
lost all hope for their lives when Jesus died. They were in deep sorrow , fear and discouragement.The resurrection of Jesus was a big pleasant surprise for
them and turned their sorrow into joy.Even in our lives we sometimes get discouraged and lose all hope inspite of knowing all the promises of God. The
resurrection gives us the hope that a big surprise is waiting for us.
After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, â€œThe LORD has done great things for them.â€
The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
Restore our fortunes,LORD, like streams in the Negev.
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ established the triumph of good over evil , of truth over falsehood, of the power of God over the power of Satan. The
enemies of Christ may have felt that they had succeeded in their efforts to destroy Christ. Satan may have thought that he had won a great victory by the
death of Christ on the cross. People may have felt that evil has triumphed in the crucifixion of Christ. But the resurrection of Christ established beyond
doubt the supremacy of truth and righteousness. Even in our lives sometimes it may appear as though evil and falsehood are prevailing. but the resurrection
of Jesus gives us the assurance that ultimately truth and good prevails. God is still on the throne.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, â€œDo not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
I Corinthians 15;54-55
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: â€œDeath has been
swallowed up in victory.â€
â€œWhere, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?â€
The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.
â€œSir,â€ they said, â€œwe remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, â€˜After three days I will rise again.â€™
So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has
been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.â€
The resurrection of Jesus Christ caused a soaring elevation in His life. He was lifted above all earthly limitations. Even closed doors could not stop him.No
evil forces could affect him anymore. His enemies could not touch him after his resurrection. He was lifted high above everything else.In the life of Joseph
after a period of suffering and humiliation God lifted him up.He was put in charge of the whole land of Egypt. Now none of his former persecutors could harm
him anymore. He was soaring far above them.Moses told the people of Israel as they were about to cross the Red sea â€™the Egyptians you see today you will see
no moreâ€™.God promises that that those who wait on Him will rise like eagles with new strength.
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood
among them and said, â€œPeace be with you!â€
Then Jesus came to them and said, â€œAll authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
So Pharaoh said to Joseph, â€œI hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.â€