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Things I found in an Empty tomb..

Last Easter I preached “The Things I found in an empty Tomb“. John 20:7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. The Bible tells us there was probably only two Items Found in that Tomb that First Easter Morning. The Grave Cloths and the Napkin. The Grave Cloths were laying in a separate place than the Napkin. The Napkin was wrapped together in a place by itself. According to Jewish Tradition, as long as the Napkin was folded on the Table the Master of the House was not done. Apparently Jesus left a Message that morning with the Napkin that was Folded. I am not done Yet.

The First thing I found was an Empty Tomb, I found the place where they laid Him, but He was not there. I found the words recorded for all ages, He is not here, for, He has Risen., All the Graves on Earth have the Remains of a Body in Them, But this Tomb is Empty, The Body that They laid there has Risen..

The Second thing I found in that Empty Tomb was a Message, telling me, He was not done. It told me that He had to ascend back to the Father to send the Holy Ghost back. It told me, He was not done Saving, he was not done Healing, He was not done Delivering. His work was not done. The Greatest Message in that Tomb was a Traditional Napkin, Telling the World I am not done.. Make no mistake about it, The Jews and the Romans, understood what He left in that Tomb. I have good news for you this morning, He is not done yet!!!!!

The Third thing I found was an everlasting Salvation. I can now say, Oh Grave where is the Victory, Oh Death where is thy Sting. No You can’t see Salvation, but it was abundant in that empty tomb.

I found a Hope that is eternal.

I found Faith that can move a mountain.

I found a river of Life.

I found Peace.

I found Love.

I found an Anointing that has taught me all things.

I found Grace that has been sufficient for all My needs, My Failures, My Faults and My Sins..

This is just some of the Things I found in an empty tomb…..


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Tom Shepard

commented on Apr 8, 2010

This sermon could certainly be used as a devotional or as a great sermon starter. It has my mind racing with ideas. Thanks.

Sheila Faith Johnson Boyd

commented on Jun 3, 2014

I love this message. I had heard about the napkin and what it meant before, but this made it all the more exciting for me.

Paul Andrew

commented on Mar 20, 2017

"Napkin was wrapped together in a place by itself. According to Jewish Tradition, as long as the Napkin was folded on the Table the Master of the House was not done." I would love to know the source for the aforementioned Jewish Tradition because its fascinating. Does the tradition refer to a table napkin or a burial napkin? Regarding the later, the napkin (soudarion) was rolled up in an oval loop, i.e. the shape it had when it was around the head of the corpse" when Jesus was raised. As to what the Napkin was, "the soudarion probably passed under the chin and was tied on the top of the head to prevent the dead man's mouth from falling open".--From the Anchor Bible Commentary.

Paul Andrew

commented on Mar 20, 2017

I have this as part of my rough draft, thanks.---When the other disciple, after Peter, saw the burial clothes there, and the cloth that had covered his head rolled up in a separate place, he saw and believed, because the Jesus’ risen body passed through his burial clothes. The cloth that covered his head that was wrapped up may simply mean that it was rolled up in an oval loop; the shape it had when it was wrapped around the head. When Jesus Christ rose up, from His sleeping position, he right though the wrappings, and then passed through the wall of the sepulchre in His resurrected glorified body!

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