He Is Not Here - Luke 24:1-12

April 8, 2023 Pastor: Terry Embke Series: The Life of Jesus Christ

Topic: Study of the Life of Christ Passage: Luke 24:1–12

040923-“He Is Not Here”...Luke 24:1-12

Luke 23:50-53...“A good and righteous man named Joseph, a member of the Sanhedrin, who had not agreed with their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a Judean town, and was looking forward to the kingdom of God. He approached Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Taking it down, he wrapped it in fine linen and placed it in a tomb cut into the rock, where no one had ever been placed”

Luke 24:1-12...“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. They went in but did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood by them in dazzling clothes. So the women were terrified and bowed down to the ground. ‘Why are you looking for the living among the dead?’ asked the men. ‘He is not here, but He has been resurrected! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day’? And they remembered His words. Returning from the tomb, they reported all these things to the Eleven and to all the rest. Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them were telling the apostles these things. But these words seemed like nonsense to them, and they did not believe the women. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. When he stooped to look in, he saw only the linen cloths. So he went home, amazed at what had happened.”

Luke 19:10...“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost”

Is The Resurrection Of Jesus More Important Than His Death?
-No! Without the death of Jesus we would still be in our sin!
-No! Without the resurrection of Jesus we could not be justified
-No! Without the resurrection of Jesus we have no hope of our own resurrection

Sermon In A Sentence: Jesus’ death and entrance into that tomb was equally as important as His resurrection & exit from it.

Isaiah 53:4-8...“He Himself bore our sicknesses and He carried our pains; but we in turn regarded Him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities… we are healed by His wounds. We all went astray like sheep; we all have turned to our own way; and the Lord has punished Him for the iniquity of us all… Like a lamb led to the slaughter and like a sheep silent before her shearers, He did not open His mouth… He was cut off from the land of the living; He was struck because of my people’s rebellion.”

Galatians 3:13...“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written: Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed”

Romans 8:1...“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”

Colossians 2:13-15...“When you were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him”

2 Corinthians 5:21...“God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God”

Romans 4:25...“He was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.”

Romans 15:12-19...“If Christ has not been raised then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain… For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished”

Romans 6:23...“The wages of sin is death…”