Matthew 28: 1-7
“Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.
2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. 3 His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow.4 The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.
5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. 7 And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”
Remember why we celebrate: It’s because HE HAS RISEN, and this changes EVERYTHING!
Jesus is ALIVE, today…as staggering as that thought is–It was miraculous, unprecedented, and totally outside the laws of physics, biology, and so on…but it HAPPENED, and that’s why you and I are united today in our preparation for this Sunday’s celebration.
Jesus is ALIVE! We’ve got to let everyone know!
It must be clear to all: if He did conquer sin, death, and the grave, and if He’s ALIVE, (and we believe He is), Then it changes everything–for everyone! It changes history, It changes perspective, It changes goals and priorities, and of course, it changes Eternity!
I don’t mean ‘It changes everything for the believer’, or ‘It changes everything for those who want to be religious’, but ‘It Changes Everything…for EVERYONE’!
If He conquered sin and death, He is The One that He said He was!
If He conquered our last enemy–the grave–then He deserves worship like no one else!
If He Conquered all challenges–even death–then He is GOD and He will be worshiped. The beautiful thing…the amazing invitation…is that we get to worship Him and know Him in the here and now!
We must tell the world! It’s too important to keep to ourselves!
Think about it: Who in YOUR world needs to know?
Invite them…THIS SUNDAY!
He is ALIVE!