A new Hope – Matthew 28:1-10 and 16-20
CS Lewis made this remark: Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important! Is it reasonable to believe that Jesus was raised from the dead physically? (v 1-8) Yes! How else do you explain the transformation of these woman? Yes! How else do you explain the woman being the first witnesses? Yes! God says so in his Word! What benefit do we receive from the resurrection of Jesus? (v 9-10) A new Identity: Righteous before God (v 9-10) A new Power: The resurrection life here and now (v 19) A new Hope: Being raised from the dead our selves (v 20)
Resurrection Sunday – Ephesians 1:15 – 2:10
God displayed His power by raising Christ, and, in Christ, has blessed us with redemption, new life, and glorious inheritance.
Jesus screams on the cross, so that we, sinners can worship amidst suffering. – Matthew 27:27-54 – Easter Friday
For most of Jesus’s passion week he stays very calm and collected. On the cross he seems to be loosing it! My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? What’s happening here? And why did this happen? What is the consequences? How are we going to respond?