"Why is the Resurrection so Important in Both the Old and New Testaments?" Matthew 28

Antioch Bible Church Sermon Audio show

Summary: Pastor Ken Hutcherson 28:1 Now after the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 28:2 Suddenly there was a severe earthquake, for an angel of the Lord 1 descending from heaven came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. 28:3 His 2 appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 28:4 The 3 guards were shaken and became like dead men because they were so afraid of him. 28:5 But the angel said 4 to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know 5 that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 28:6 He is not here, for he has been raised, 7 just as he said. Come and see the place where he 8 was lying. 28:7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead. He 9 is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there.’ Listen, I have told you!” 28:8 So 10 they left the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 28:9 But 11 Jesus met them, saying, “Greetings!” They 12 came to him, held on to his feet and worshiped him. 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee. They will see me there.” The Guards’ Report 28:11 While 13 they were going, some 14 of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened. 28:12 After 15 they had assembled with the elders and formed a plan, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, 28:13 telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came at night and stole his body 16 while we were asleep.’ 28:14 If 17 this matter is heard before the governor, 18 we will satisfy him 19 and keep you out of trouble.” 20 28:15 So they took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story is told among the Jews to this day. 21