Matthew 28:1-10 “Resurrection Sunday”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, April 17th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

INTRO:

  • Resurrection Sunday is upon us!
  • Friday at our luncheon we consider Jesus’ words on the cross… IT IS FINISHED John 19:30
  • He completed the task prophesied in the OT. Isaiah 53:1-12
  • He competed the task.  He made all things NEW. Rev 21:5 (already and not yet)
  • That is great news for us today.  To have a relationship with Christ makes ALL THINGS NEW.  WE BECOME AND LIVE A NEW CREATIONS.
  • Let us consider the great truths from the events of His glorious resurrection.
  • Easter Sunday is not an event… it is all about a personal relationship
  • A relationship that offers… Rest, Forgiveness, Victory, Assurance, and Satisfaction

REST

First day of the week – v. 1

  • Lord’s Day. (Friday night, Saturday, Sunday morning – 3 days)
  • Sabbath was a day of rest after the finished work of the OT.  CREATION
  • Lord’s Day is the finished work of the NT.  NEW CREATION
  • Sabbath Rest was a temporary… Jesus is a permanent rest
  • Hebrews 4:9-11

FORGIVENESS

Mary Magdalene – v. 1

  • Much indebted to Christ for the forgiveness of sin.
  • She was so devoted to her REDEEMER
    • THIS IS MISSING TODAY.  WE THINK SO LITTLE OF OUR SAVIOR BECAUSE WE THINK SO LITTLE OF OUR SIN.

VICTORY

Earthquake – v. 2

  • At his crucifixion Matt. 27:51
  • At his resurrection (the aftershock!)
  • It points to the supernatural, the power
  • IT IS FINISHED. Nothing else needs to be done.
  • FAITH IS THE VICTORY.

ASSURANCE

The Angle and the Stone – v. 2

  • Lazarus stone was rolled way by man.  Jesus’s stone was rolled away by God/angels.
  • Lazarus stone was rolled away so he could come out. Jesus stone was rolled away so they could look in
  • Do not fear
  • He has risen
  • Come and see
    • Grave clothes not in disarray (not taken)
    • The language conveys that they were still in the form of a body.  No unwrapping.
    • LAZARUS NEEDED HELP WITH HIS GRAVE CLOTHS, JESUS DID NOT.
  • Go and tell

SATISFACTION

The Words from Christ – v.9

  • Greetings “JOY TO YOU”
  • And they worship Him
  • JOYFUL WORSHIP