“The Empty Tomb” John 20:1-9

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There are few days through the course of the year that reveal our propensity towards evil and death more than our celebration of Halloween.  Just a quick review of the television shows and movies that play on our tv’s, reveal programs filled with demons, murderers, and everything evil. These shows tell a compelling story about our fascination with these unholy things. Our flesh seems to cry out for them (which is why people continue to make and profit from these productions).  However, at the same time we love life and we don’t want to die.  The tomb of Jesus Christ represents both of these things.  He was buried in that tomb because of sinful man, but on the 3rd day Jesus conquered that tomb (and death with it) so that sinful man could find life through Him.  Listen today as Pastor Bob discusses the significance of the empty tomb.

Our Bible text for Today’s Message is from John 20:1-9

The Empty Tomb

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)

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