He Is Risen

Text: Matthew 28:1-6

Introduction:

There was a King in the Bible that took the scriptures and cut out the parts that he did not want to believe. The same thing still happens today about the resurrection of Christ. The Jews said that the disciples came and took Jesus’s body and hid it. Others say: The women went to the wrong tomb. Christ’s body was sent to a common grave. Christ was in a coma and woke up and wandered away. A stranger came and took the body.

Last week we studied the effect the Word had on certain individuals. Without faith it is impossible to please God. You will either believe or you will not, it is as simple as that. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word.

The Holy Spirit will call you to repentance, then you must decide to follow Christ. Jesus said: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

We Limit God’s Power- Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

We think that if we can’t do something that God can’t do it either. God asked Job. “Where were you when I created the earth? Where were you when I placed the constellations and named the stars? Where were you when I set the boundaries of the waters?

Why would you think that if God created man and breathed life into him: that He could not raise His Son from the dead?

Childlike Faith- Christ said that we must become as little children to enter the Kingdom of God. That means if your Father in Heaven tells you something you are to believe it; just as little children believe their parents. We take so much that men tell us by faith: so why not believe the One who cannot lie, for He is Truth.

He Is Risen- Satan stole creation from God by his rebellion and deception. He used his power to deceive mankind and cause a curse upon the world. The resurrection of Christ reclaimed the power that Satan had stolen from God.

The greatest news given to us is about the resurrection of Jesus Christ because He reclaimed power over Death, Hell and the Grave. He came to set us captives free and give us eternal life in Heaven.

We don’t understand God’s rules sometimes and what He requires. Faith is required to accept the things we do not understand, therefore; when Christ arose according to the scriptures; we believe:

He Is Risen. He’s Alive!