John 20:1-8

Now the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”

Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple, and were going to the tomb. So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. And he, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen cloths lying there; yet he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there, and the handkerchief that had been around His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed.

Luke 22:14-22

14 When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. 15 Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

17 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; 18 for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. 21 But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table. 22 And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!”

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We’re going to start out this morning and I’m going to pull one David and I’m going to ask you as a bunch of questions Rowan goes. I’m going to ask some questions today and I want you to think about it because that’s kind of where I’m going with this day I just want to think about I want to think about what the crucifixion in the resurrection means for us so that we’re going to start out with drawn $21.00 through 18. And them will get into a little more here some I want to open in prayer for we get started there’s any one person from. Father we just start with the hallelujah you are risen indeed and we are just so grateful for the sacrifice you made the pain you took on for us and just for that victory that you rose again and with that you purchased our eternal life and we just thank you and praise you we praise you for the opportunity to come together today and not only gather in your name but celebrate that you are risen Savior and we just ask that you be with us in our service today be with us throughout our day throughout our week throughout our year and help us to just carry that resurrection Julie in our hearts at all times and we just ask that you give the words that you would have us to hear and just open our hearts to hear and receive and to just ponder and think about this miracle that you did for us in Jesus’ name amen. Amen some comp time this kind of hard to step from are old or older change your hats real quick you know the old mommy in this morning I was dog mommy and cookin and late getting here I apologize but you know something is just happens so let’s go ahead with John 20 and we’re going to look at what verses one through 18. Now the 1st day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the to Marley while it was still dark and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb then she ran and came to Simon Peter into the other disciple whom Jesus loved and said to them they have taken away the Lord out of the true and we do not know where they have laid Him Peter therefore went out in the other disciple and were going to the tomb so they both ran together and the other disciple out ran Peter and came to the tomb 1st and he stooping down and looking in saw the linen Claus lying there yet he did not go in then Simon Peter came following him and went into the Truman and saw that the linen claws lying there saw all the living calls lying there and the handkerchief that had been around his head not lying with the limb and claws but folded together in a place by itself then the other disciple who came to the tomb 1st went in also and he saw all and believed for as yet they did not know the Scripture that he must rise again from the dead then the Sipos went away again to their own houses but Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping and as she wept she stooped stooped down and looked into the tomb and she saw 2 angels and white sitting one of the head and the other of the feet with the body of Jesus had lain then they said to her Woman Why are you weeping and she said to them because they have taken away my Lord and I do not know where they have laid Him and when she had said this she turned around and saw Jesus standing there and did not know that it was Jesus and Jesus said to her Woman Who are you weeping whom are you seeking she supposing him to be the gardener said to him sir if you have carried him away tell me where Tell me were you laid him and I will take him away Jesus said to her Mary. And she turned and said to him or about me which is to say teacher and Jesus said to her Do not claim to me for I have not yet ascended to my father but go to my brother and say to them I am ascending to my father and your father and to my God and your God and when Mary came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that he had spoken these things to her Why did Mary say it to 2 men the other to love what was her reasoning there that we know I mean this this is audience participation I’m wanting answers cause I don’t have all the answers I have suppositions I can guess you know and I don’t think way any of us really know but why do you think Mary stayed there anybody. Ok anybody else to her watch watch she say. She no one over anybody else. That’s right she was a woman right way way if nothing else we’re Persis that we’re going to see what the deal with this right anybody else. Was right she said she kind of shock why didn’t John go when when he got there he just stood there and. He really is like I can see it scratching his head a little bit thing. You’re right. You know we were really. Great I mean this is this is it it’s a cave come on it’s a cave it’s you know out of a rock it’s a cape it’s probably dark in there. Might have been bugs in there spiders Paisley spiders. Pacey So no I don’t do spiders. Anybody else have any ideas could it be that she just. With so dedicated to him that she just couldn’t leave Ok here’s another one why was she the 1st one Jesus spoke to you. Know this is not that Mary this is Mary Magdalene. This is Mary Magdalene Mary Magdalene remember was a woman of questionable reputation and this day she would have been I’m trying to think of a nice way to say this she would definitely be ostracized. She was nothing in the eyes of people with the time the women would not speak to her she was a woman of the night or had been women wouldn’t speak to or men were only going to speak to or in private very private. So that nobody else knew so she was not she was a woman of ill repute there’s the word Ok she had been a woman of ill repute she had been full of sin could she have been there because she knew what God had done to her she knew the change that had taken place why did Jesus talk to her 1st maybe because he knew how dedicated she was to him he knew her every sin every one. Ok of them free. Very very very very. Yeah. Like. That’s right. If I go. Back everybody right. Now Ok now see these are questions that maybe we’ve not thought about before I maybe have you know I don’t know I know everybody’s mind on work like mine or. Love greatly That’s right that’s exactly right Jesus had much invested in her and she had much invested in him her life depended on his target ness and she know it so here’s the big question for today what makes the resurrection of Jesus Christ so important to the Christian faith what’s the there and I don’t think you can say one thing because it’s it’s a multiple encompassing answer why is that in the resurrection so important to the Christian faith. It’s our hope Terry. He wouldn’t be a risen he wouldn’t be a living Lord would he be a. Writer using only one. Time. They say you know you like over me because they didn’t believe or did they so. There were a few that did but why were they so afraid of him if they didn’t believe. You know where. He was take away their money and power to and. They would be. All. And I think. So here’s here’s my response when he rose out of the Grey he proved true every single word he had said he proved true every single promise he had made. As well as fulfilling 44 different prophecies of who he was 44 now I’m not going to read them all but I’m going to go through some of them in you know tell you what some of more and see let me start beginning Ok Christ will be born of a woman Genesis 315 Matthew 120 Galatians 4 for Messiah will be born in Bethleham Micah 5 to Matthew 21 looped to 4 through 6 Messiah would be born of a virgin on the I could go ahead and read all the scriptures because we were would be here for a long time. I would come from the line of Abraham a son would be a descendant of Isaac Messiah would be a descendant of Jacob Messiah would come from the tribe of Judah most I would be their king would be heir to King David’s throne Messiah’s throne would be anointed and eternal Messiah would be called Emmanuelle Messiah would spend a season in Egypt a massacre of children what happened at Messiah as birthplace and messenger would prepare the way for Messiah Messiah would be rejected by his own people the Messiah would be a prophet Messiah would be proceeded by a lot Messiah would be declared the Son of God Messiah would be called in as a ring Messiah would bring light to Galilee Messiah would speak in parables while he definitely did the Messiah would be sent to heal the broken hearted Messiah would be priest after the order of the killed because the day Messiah would be called King Messiah would be praised by little children and let me get on the next one Messiah would be betrayed. Messiah’s price money would be used to buy a potter’s field Messiah would be falsely accuse Messiah would be silent before his accusers Messiah would be spat upon and struck Messiah would be hated without cause Messiah would be crucified with criminals Messiah would be given vinegar to drink Messiah as hands and feet would be pierced Messiah would be mocked and ridiculed soldiers will gamble from us as garments messiahs bones would not be broken Messiah would be for saken by God in the side would pray for his enemies soldiers would peace Pierce Messiah aside Messiah would be buried with the rich Messiah would resurrect from the dead messiah would ascend to heaven Messiah would be seated at God’s right hand and Messiah would be a sacrifice for sin so there’s $44.00 prophecies and a whole lot more scripture than that each Scripture has at least 2 sometimes $4.00 and $5.00. Scriptures to go with the prophecy if you want those I’ll tell you where you can find an. Excuse me. So Christ rising rising from the dead proved true all his words he also proved true all these prophet prophecies about him correct So now another thing we’re going to do we’re going to think back a little bit we did it yesterday we did communion 1st time in a year so it may be we for most of us it was like oh yeah this is great because we haven’t done it for so long but let’s think about communion we’re going to read Luke 22214322 says when the ara had come he sat down and the 12 Apostles with him then he said to them with fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer and other words I couldn’t wait to do this eyes so excited about this. For I say to you I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God Then he took the cup and gave thanks and said Take this and divide it among yourselves for I say to you I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes and he took the bread gave thanks him broke it and gave it up and gave it to them saying this is my body which is given for you do this in remembrance of me. Likewise he also took the cup after supper saying This is the cup of the new covenant in my blood which is shed for you but behold the hand of my betrayer is with me on the table and truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined but to that man by whom he has been betrayed so why did Jesus say do this in remembrance of me because I don’t think the disciples got it yet I don’t think they really thought he was going to die I think this was Jesus’ way a say in law it’s coming but later you’re going to do this and you’re going to remember what I did my body broken for you he was beat he was scourge I went into this yesterday and nothing that you know you know it wasn’t just the Will it and we all know what a whip can do it can lay open flesh like a knife but it wasn’t just a whip he was scourged it it was a mall tire faceted thing that had more than one whip on it you know it could have been braided probably had metal glass something tied on the ends so that it took the flesh from the been I mean and not neatly I’m talking Galligan nasty it was not pretty it was a horrible horrible thing that happened to him in his body was broken I mean it was all the man could do carry the cross that’s why Simon of wherever he was from had to carry the cross. You know he couldn’t do it his body was broken his blood was poured out those wounds bled he bled long before they put the side of the spear into his side he bled he bled for you he bled for me he was torn he did all that for you and me I don’t know many people that are going to take a beating for me much less have the skin the flesh torn from their body I don’t know too many people who are good do that have any of us when maybe when you were young or a kid you know maybe you got into some mischief not that I ever did this is this is all supposition. And then you know maybe you were but the group of kids and the your friends’ parents found out but yours didn’t so they got in trouble and you’re sitting there gong could have been their own one 0 gee you know because their baby maybe they got a beating maybe they got grounded you know I don’t know did you feel guilty has a that it happen to anybody. You never got away with very very I mean sometimes brother and sister might take the rap for you sometimes it might have been a friend I didn’t do anything like as I really I can’t say but I would think you would feel really guilty right you know watching somebody else take a punishment that you know you deserved so if you can relate to that cool with not that it was just. Everybody’s good here nobody. But anyway that’s what Jesus did for us hey took that that sin we did and he took the fall for. His body was broken for us His blood was poured out for us those $39.00 stripes he took they were for you their way they were for you there’s an a they were for you. Frankie Terry they were for you Mom David Rowan they were for you Ronnie they were for you and I Jennifer Brian Paisley they were for you each one of those stripes were for you they were for your salvation they were for your healing for your deliverance for your sanctification for your protection for your righteousness for your eternal inheritance he did it for you he did it for me and that’s why he says when you do this do it in remembrance of me where you mind yourself what it cost me remind yourself of what I did for you of how important this is for you mind yourself of the why not just the what I did but why did it we need to remember all of it and you know sometimes we lost over and yet it’s a wonderful holiday it’s it’s spraying the flowers are bloom and we get to dress in pretty colors and dress up and we have a nice meal maybe family gets together you know it’s great we go to church sometimes we have breakfast here maybe likes morning we’re going to go have somebody else cook for us with a child great but we have to remember why why. Let’s go back a little bit farther and I’m not you don’t have to turn Aaron on like a turn air but think back to Exodus when Moses was on the scene you know he was on the job and he was he was playing with Farrah to get the people out of Egypt not that I can see Moses Now remember Charlton Heston let my people go and they all see Charlton Heston when you hear those words Let My People Go pound it is wrong I was on last night that when I hear those words I always think of him when you younger ones you’ve probably never seen the movie but you really ought to I know it’s the. The filming in what it is today but it’s still a good movie but anyway he goes on and you know God soften or harden Farrah’s heart so one can let the people go out to Egypt and and the final straw was he was going to send the death angel and so Moses told the people you know you talked about this last week put the blood across the doorframe and and over the lintels put the blood on there anybody inside that house will be spared do you think that death angel came through and he picked in the went to see who was in that house no he didn’t care who was in there all he carried about was they were covered by the blood Well guess what were covered by the blood as long as we’re covered by the blood we have these things that we just talked about eternal salvation and turn away heritance right just missed we have it all because Jesus shed the blood and we’re covered by. You know but it goes one step father you know the reap the commercials that say and Ronnie we always laugh at these you see a commercial in their advertising something and they say but wait there’s more right. I’m sure by seeing these commercials for that you know it’s the chopper or it’s the Ginsu knives or whatever anyway but wait there’s more. Where do we yeah I would know shipping and handling all you pay is $1.00 fee you know but wait there’s more there is more there’s more for us because now we have a living Savior because he knows he’s not a dead god right even if Jesus had words God would still been alive but it wouldn’t have kept the words true Jesus would have been proven a liar and we know God is not a liar so we have a living Savior. Who sits at the right hand of God who is our advocate before the father so when we do stumble when we do sin we talked about this yesterday and we all do we have an advocate sitting there saying hey dad no worry about it I got it I took care that hey Dad let’s cover Don’t don’t don’t worry about their forgiven Ok dad say that no it’s gone it’s washed away it’s covered by my blood we have an Advocate with the father you know I was reading last night and I don’t even remember which were the ones it was that when Jesus called out his disciples he said and if you forgive them they are forgiven and it didn’t mean that the disciples had the power to forgive it meant reassure them that if they asked for forgiveness and they accept me there for giving their forgiven and yes we are to forgive but we can’t forgive sin. Just a little breakdown but Jesus complete our case every time because he has a youth already to do it why because of his love for us his eternal love and that’s why I did it because he loved us so much so this is a really a personal relationship that we have with Jesus and it’s between me and him it’s between you and him he knows things about each of us that probably the world will never know and thank God because you know there are things we don’t want the world to know about us but Jesus knows it all and he forgives it’s personal it’s personal. If Jesus could cast out 70 mins from Mary Magdalene forgive her sin and make her pure he can do it for us and that’s why we have all these examples in the Bible God uses broken people all through the Bible dunny He uses people that society would consider to throw away like Mary Magdalene in today’s language you know maybe some of us might have been throwaways at some point or maybe we thought we were I don’t know. But she says did it all but it’s so personal and I think that’s why Mary stayed I think because it was so personal like we said before he did so much for her she was devoted Now I know probably most of you have already accepted Christ your sins back looking at here were those are your I know you have but here’s the thing you ever have air seep out of your tire How about a balloon you see it in and all of sudden as. You go. You know sometimes we need to ask the Holy Spirit to come in and fill us back up because let’s face it sometimes life just sucks the air out of you done sometimes the world can just suck the life out of you and sometimes the world all we deal with Condit can take our faith a little bit we become afraid we come fearful. We maybe are we start to question things will God is it really you or you know are you really there God Do you really love me can you really forgive me of this so sometimes we need to just step back and do a renewal we need to take over we need to do over and what better day than today to just kind of renew your faith and that’s what I’m going to ask you guys to do this morning. I’m just kind of to recommit you know even King David in song 51 said created in me a pure heart of God and we knew right spirit in me and I think that something that we all can say Create in me a pure heart of God renew that right spirit in me I know sometimes I need the reminder and I awfulness say only or give me a heart like David’s make make make me make my heart white make me pure you know just because some days I feel like I’ve let him down and I don’t know if I really can lead him to I’m sure I can disappoint him. But I think sometimes we just need to reaffirm that that that we are His and He is mine and just to go forward in and live the life that he wants us to live and do the things that he wants us to do and and I know this probably isn’t all what you thought was going to be today but that’s what it is so I’m going to ask you guys to just bow your head and let’s just kind of recommit to him this morning Jesus we just want to thank you for the promise we want to thank you for your sacrifice Oh Lord we thank you we thank you Lord that we may be covered once for all by your atoning blood we thank you God that you sit at the right hand of the Father and you forgive us of our sins. I asked George to apply it to our hearts and our lives today in that you stir each of us up lord with a new fire a new passion for you a new passion Lord for the work that that you have for each of us I pray that you would uses these coming days and years and years ahead in the world for your glory. We thank you Lord for the promise of life we thank you for death and resurrection and that you did live or to each of us through that and we thank you lord that you are a lawyer and because you are alive we too can live we can live eternally with you. We give you praise him because if you glory Lord we knew that right spirit in us toward God so as to the brim with your Holy Spirit it will go out of here Lord confident who we are confident like Mary Magdalene was and who she was and Jesus nor We thank you and praise you and give you the glory and the honor however you are a man.