And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. – John 20:6-7 (NASB) Praise God that Jesus removed the vail of […]
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His words, his mannerisms. They reminded them of the friend they lost. His brutal death was still fresh in their minds. As they walked with this stranger, their hearts burned deep inside (Luke 24:32). They were filled with grief, missing their dear friend Jesus. Ever feel like that? You’re suffering from deep grief, over the […]
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He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” And they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and […]
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It’s one thing to doubt whether something is true, but another thing to suppress an eyewitness account of that truth. In Matthew 27:62-66, after Jesus had been crucified and buried, the Pharisees are so convinced that the disciples will steal the body of Jesus and fake his resurrection that they request Pilate to station guards […]
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It was an unjust death in an unjust world. Yet Jesus showed us the temporal nature of our suffering in this world…
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Joseph may have prepared the tomb for his own purposes, but it ended up playing an important role in God’s purposes. It became the place for Jesus’s resurrection from the dead.
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What does resurrection life look like? To leave behind the old way of life; to yield to new life in Christ. To rise above worldly desires and hope, to the hope of an empty tomb; a tomb that cannot contain death. What does it look like to encounter the resurrected Jesus. To see him, to […]
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Without faith in Christ — without believing in Him — you are caught between Good Friday and Easter Sunday; trapped in the darkness without the light of the risen Lord.
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Because of God’s love for us we do not have to remain trapped between Good Friday and Easter. Salvation is ours through faith in Christ. This Easter embrace the hope of the resurrection. Leave behind doubt and disbelief and run with Peter to see the strips of linen lying in the empty tomb.
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The old cloth of death has been removed and left in the tomb. I have been raised into a new life in Christ. My sin no longer weighs me down; no longer conceals me in the tomb.
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