Sunday, April 8, 2012

Resurrection Sunday - HE Is Risen!

Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.  Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.  And they said among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?"
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away - for it was very large.
And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.
But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed.  You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.  He is risen!  He is not here.  See the place where they laid Him.  But go, tell His disciples - and Peter - that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you."  - Mark 16:1-7

Three days earlier, as Jesus hung on the cross of Calvary, He cried out, "It is finished!" and He gave up His Spirit.  The price had been paid for our sins, He had paid in full the penalty for our sins and took the wrath that was due us.

Now, three days after Jesus was crucified, He rose from the dead, the tomb is empty.

During the next 40 days, Jesus presented Himself alive to over 500 witnesses of His resurrected life and during this time He spoke of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God before He ascended into Heaven seated at the right hand of the Father.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8

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