THE GREAT COMMISSION IN TEN PARTS   Part 10
PART TEN:  THE MOTIVATION:  THE EMPTY TOMB
The five accounts of the Great Commission are in: <ul><li>Matthew 28; </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 16; </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 24...
We have covered  9 parts of the  Great Commission: <ul><li>1  The authority behind it:  Jesus Christ . </li></ul><ul><li>2...
<ul><li>3  The place:  All the world and everyone in it.   </li></ul><ul><li>4  The method:  Teach. </li></ul><ul><li>5  T...
<ul><li>6  The act of obedience:  Immersion. </li></ul><ul><li>7  The perpetuation:  Teach.   </li></ul><ul><li>8  The Con...
Now we will study three points about  “The Empty Tomb.”  Keep in mind the words of the Lord in
<ul><li>John 13:19  NET   I am telling you this now, before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe that I am ...
Before that Day They did not comprehend the things He said were going to happen to Him ( John 2:18-22; Luke 18:31-34 ). Th...
Before that Day <ul><li>They did not comprehend the things He said were going to happen to Him.  John 2:18  NET   So then ...
<ul><li>can you show us, since you are doing these things?&quot;   19   Jesus replied, &quot;Destroy this temple and in th...
<ul><li>him, &quot;This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and are you going to raise it up in three ...
<ul><li>body.   22   So after he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believ...
<ul><li>Luke 18:31  NET   Then Jesus took the twelve aside and said to them, &quot;Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and...
<ul><li>the prophets will be accomplished.   32   For he will be handed over to the Gentiles; he will be mocked, mistreate...
<ul><li>him. Yet on the third day he will rise again.&quot;   34   But the twelve understood none of these things. This sa...
<ul><li>They had no desire to believe it.   Matthew 16:21  NET   From that time on Jesus began to show his disciples that ...
<ul><li>the hands of the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.   2...
<ul><li>him: &quot;God forbid, Lord! This must not happen to you!&quot;   23   But he turned and said to Peter, &quot;Get ...
<ul><li>setting your mind on God's interests, but on man's.&quot; </li></ul>Before that Day
<ul><li>They did not believe it  </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 12:38-42  NET  Then some of the experts in the law along with s...
Before that Day <ul><li>39   But he answered them, &quot;An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign wi...
Before that Day <ul><li>41   The people of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, beca...
<ul><li>They feared when they heard Him speak of the things that were coming. </li></ul>Before that Day
Mark 9:30-32  NET  They went out from there and passed through Galilee. But Jesus did not want anyone to know,   31   for ...
<ul><li>In summary, unbelief characterized the early reaction to the news of the death, burial, and resurrection. </li></u...
On That Day  <ul><li>Here we note the reaction of the apostles and others to the resurrection when it occurred. </li></ul>...
On That Day <ul><li>Here we note the reaction of the apostles and others to the resurrection when it occurred. </li></ul><...
<ul><ul><li>Mark 16:1  NET  When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought aromati...
<ul><li>Luke 24:1  NET  Now on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the aromatic s...
<ul><li>John 20:1  NET  Now very early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the t...
<ul><ul><li>“ Disappointment” at the empty tomb ( Matthew 28:6; Mark 16:6,7; Luke 24:2,3; John 20:11-13 ). </li></ul></ul>...
<ul><ul><li>“ Disappointment” at the empty tomb  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew 28:6  NET  He is not here, for he has ...
<ul><ul><li>Mark 16:6-7  NET  But he said to them, &quot;Do not be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who wa...
<ul><ul><li>Luke 24:2-3  NET  They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb,   3  but when they went in, th...
<ul><ul><li>John 20:11-13  NET  But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept, she bent down and looked into the to...
<ul><ul><li>Luke 24:4  NET  While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood beside them in dazzling attire. <...
<ul><ul><li>Matthew 28:2-5  NET  Suddenly there was a severe earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descending from heaven c...
Fear <ul><ul><li>4   The guards were shaken and became like dead men because they were so afraid of him.   5   But the ang...
<ul><ul><li>Mark 16:5-6  NET  Then as they went into the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the...
Fear <ul><ul><li>Mark 16:8  NET  Then they went out and ran from the tomb, for terror and bewilderment had seized them. An...
Confidence <ul><li>Matthew 28:6  NET  He is not here, for he has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place wher...
<ul><ul><li>Mark 16:6  NET  But he said to them, &quot;Do not be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was ...
<ul><li>John 20:8-10  NET  Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, came in, and he saw and believed.   9 ...
<ul><ul><li>Hope ( Matthew 28:8; Mark 16:8; Luke 24:4b-7; John 20:14-18 ). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joy ( Matthew 28:8; ...
Hope <ul><li>Matthew 28:8  NET  So they left the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. </l...
<ul><ul><li>Mark 16:8  NET  Then they went out and ran from the tomb, for terror and bewilderment had seized them. And the...
<ul><ul><li>Luke 24:4-7  NET  While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood beside them in dazzling attire....
<ul><ul><li>John 20:14-18  NET  When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not kn...
Hope <ul><li>16   Jesus said to her, &quot;Mary.&quot; She turned and said to him in Aramaic, &quot;Rabboni&quot; (which m...
Joy <ul><li>Matthew 28:8  NET  So they left the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. </li...
<ul><ul><li>Mark 16:8  NET  Then they went out and ran from the tomb, for terror and bewilderment had seized them. And the...
<ul><ul><li>Luke 24:8-10  NET  Then the women remembered his words,   9   and when they returned from the tomb they told a...
Unbelief <ul><li>Mark 16:11-14  NET  And when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe....
Unbelief <ul><li>13   They went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.  14   Then he appeared to the eleve...
<ul><ul><li>Luke 24:11  NET  But these words seemed like pure nonsense to them, and they did not believe them. </li></ul><...
Wonder <ul><li>Mark 16:8  NET  Then they went out and ran from the tomb, for terror and bewilderment had seized them. And ...
<ul><ul><li>Luke 24:12  NET  But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He bent down and saw only the strips of linen cloth; th...
<ul><ul><li>John 20:1-7  NET  Now very early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to...
Wonder <ul><li>3   Then Peter and the other disciple set out to go to the tomb.   4   The two were running together, but t...
Wonder <ul><li>6   Then Simon Peter, who had been following him, arrived and went right into the tomb. He saw the strips o...
The appearances of Jesus, the commission, and the ascension followed.
After That Day What the resurrection meant to the first century Christians, and what it should mean to me.
After That Day <ul><ul><li>The empty tomb made them “GO!”  They went from Jerusalem to the world with the gospel of Christ...
<ul><ul><li>They went from Jerusalem to the world with the gospel of Christ.  </li></ul></ul>After That Day
After That Day <ul><li>Luke 24:44-48  NET  Then he said to them, &quot;These are my words that I spoke to you while I was ...
After That Day <ul><li>45  Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures,  46   and said to them, &qu...
<ul><ul><li>Acts 3:14-15  NET  But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a man who was a murderer be rele...
<ul><li>Colossians 1:23  NET  if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, without shifting from the hope of t...
<ul><ul><li>The empty tomb made them bold!  There are many examples in Acts of this ( 4:7-13, 29-31; 9:27-29; 13:46; 14:1-...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>There are many examples in Acts of this. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 4:7-13  NET  After ...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>8   Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, replied, &quot;Rulers of the people an...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>10   let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>12   And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 4:29-31  NET  And now, Lord, pay attention to their threats, and grant to your...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>31  When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, ...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 9:27-29  NET  But Barnabas took Saul, brought him to the apostles, and related...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>28  So he was staying with them, associating openly with them in Jerusalem, speakin...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 13:46  NET  Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, &quot;It was necessar...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 14:1-3  NET  The same thing happened in Iconium when Paul and Barnabas went in...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>3   So they stayed there for a considerable time, speaking out courageously for the...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 18:26-28  NET  He began to speak out fearlessly in the synagogue, but when Pri...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>27   When Apollos wanted to cross over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and w...
The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 19:8  NET  So Paul entered the synagogue and spoke out fearlessly for three mo...
The empty tomb made them give life <ul><li>Acts 14:19  NET  But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and after winning the ...
The empty tomb made them give life <ul><li>Revelation 2:10  NET  Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. T...
The empty tomb made them win! <ul><li>Romans 8:31-39  NET  What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, wh...
The empty tomb made them win! <ul><li>33   Who will bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.   34   ...
The empty tomb made them win! <ul><li>35   Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or per...
The empty tomb made them win! <ul><li>37  No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us!   38 ...
<ul><ul><li>Revelation 19:6  NET  Then I heard what sounded like the voice of a vast throng, like the roar of many waters ...
The Empty Tomb Is Still Empty! <ul><li>Jesus arose!  Hallelujah!  That tomb has the same power for the faithful today.  Th...
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  1. 1. THE GREAT COMMISSION IN TEN PARTS Part 10
  2. 2. PART TEN: THE MOTIVATION: THE EMPTY TOMB
  3. 3. The five accounts of the Great Commission are in: <ul><li>Matthew 28; </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 16; </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 24; </li></ul><ul><li>John 20; </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 1. </li></ul>
  4. 4. We have covered 9 parts of the Great Commission: <ul><li>1 The authority behind it: Jesus Christ . </li></ul><ul><li>2 The obligation: Go. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>3 The place: All the world and everyone in it. </li></ul><ul><li>4 The method: Teach. </li></ul><ul><li>5 The message: Hear, believe, repent, confess Christ, and be baptized. </li></ul>We have covered 9 parts of the Great Commission:
  6. 6. <ul><li>6 The act of obedience: Immersion. </li></ul><ul><li>7 The perpetuation: Teach. </li></ul><ul><li>8 The Confirmation: Approved witnesses and miracles. </li></ul><ul><li>9 The summation: They looked stedfastly. </li></ul>We have covered 9 parts of the Great Commission:
  7. 7. Now we will study three points about “The Empty Tomb.” Keep in mind the words of the Lord in
  8. 8. <ul><li>John 13:19 NET I am telling you this now, before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe that I am he. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Before that Day They did not comprehend the things He said were going to happen to Him ( John 2:18-22; Luke 18:31-34 ). They had no desire to believe it ( Matthew16:21-23 ). They did not believe it ( Matthew 12:38-42 ).
  10. 10. Before that Day <ul><li>They did not comprehend the things He said were going to happen to Him. John 2:18 NET So then the Jewish leaders responded, &quot;What sign </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>can you show us, since you are doing these things?&quot; 19 Jesus replied, &quot;Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up again.&quot; 20 Then the Jewish leaders said to </li></ul>Before that Day
  12. 12. <ul><li>him, &quot;This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and are you going to raise it up in three days?&quot; 21 But Jesus was speaking about the temple of his </li></ul>Before that Day
  13. 13. <ul><li>body. 22 So after he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and the saying that Jesus had spoken. </li></ul>Before that Day
  14. 14. <ul><li>Luke 18:31 NET Then Jesus took the twelve aside and said to them, &quot;Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by </li></ul>Before that Day
  15. 15. <ul><li>the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be handed over to the Gentiles; he will be mocked, mistreated, and spat on. 33 They will flog him severely and kill </li></ul>Before that Day
  16. 16. <ul><li>him. Yet on the third day he will rise again.&quot; 34 But the twelve understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what Jesus meant. </li></ul>Before that Day
  17. 17. <ul><li>They had no desire to believe it. Matthew 16:21 NET From that time on Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at </li></ul>Before that Day
  18. 18. <ul><li>the hands of the elders, chief priests, and experts in the law, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22 So Peter took him aside and began to rebuke </li></ul>Before that Day
  19. 19. <ul><li>him: &quot;God forbid, Lord! This must not happen to you!&quot; 23 But he turned and said to Peter, &quot;Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you are not </li></ul>Before that Day
  20. 20. <ul><li>setting your mind on God's interests, but on man's.&quot; </li></ul>Before that Day
  21. 21. <ul><li>They did not believe it </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 12:38-42 NET Then some of the experts in the law along with some Pharisees answered him, &quot;Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.&quot; </li></ul>Before that Day
  22. 22. Before that Day <ul><li>39 But he answered them, &quot;An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish for three days and three nights , so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Before that Day <ul><li>41 The people of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented when Jonah preached to them — and now, something greater than Jonah is here! 42 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon — and now, something greater than Solomon is here! </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>They feared when they heard Him speak of the things that were coming. </li></ul>Before that Day
  25. 25. Mark 9:30-32 NET They went out from there and passed through Galilee. But Jesus did not want anyone to know, 31 for he was teaching his disciples and telling them, &quot;The Son of Man will be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.&quot; 32 But they did not understand this statement and were afraid to ask him. Before that Day
  26. 26. <ul><li>In summary, unbelief characterized the early reaction to the news of the death, burial, and resurrection. </li></ul>Before that Day
  27. 27. On That Day <ul><li>Here we note the reaction of the apostles and others to the resurrection when it occurred. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Love enough to visit the tomb ( Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:1; John 20:1 ). </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. On That Day <ul><li>Here we note the reaction of the apostles and others to the resurrection when it occurred. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Love enough to visit the tomb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew 28:1 NET 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. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><ul><li>Mark 16:1 NET When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought aromatic spices so that they might go and anoint him. </li></ul></ul>On That Day
  30. 30. <ul><li>Luke 24:1 NET Now on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices they had prepared. </li></ul>On That Day
  31. 31. <ul><li>John 20:1 NET Now very early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved away from the entrance. </li></ul>On That Day
  32. 32. <ul><ul><li>“ Disappointment” at the empty tomb ( Matthew 28:6; Mark 16:6,7; Luke 24:2,3; John 20:11-13 ). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perplexity ( Luke 24:4a ). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear ( Matthew 28:2-5,8; Mark 16:5,6,8 ). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence ( Matthew 28:6; Mark 16:6; John 20:8-10 ). </li></ul></ul>On That Day
  33. 33. <ul><ul><li>“ Disappointment” at the empty tomb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew 28:6 NET He is not here, for he has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he was lying. </li></ul></ul>“ Disappointment”
  34. 34. <ul><ul><li>Mark 16:6-7 NET But he said to them, &quot;Do not be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been raised! He is not here. Look, there is the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples, even Peter, that he is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you.&quot; </li></ul></ul>“ Disappointment”
  35. 35. <ul><ul><li>Luke 24:2-3 NET They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. </li></ul></ul>“ Disappointment”
  36. 36. <ul><ul><li>John 20:11-13 NET But Mary stood outside the tomb weeping. As she wept, she bent down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting where Jesus' body had been lying, one at the head and one at the feet. 13 They said to her, &quot;Woman, why are you weeping?&quot; Mary replied, &quot;They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him!&quot; </li></ul></ul>“ Disappointment”
  37. 37. <ul><ul><li>Luke 24:4 NET While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood beside them in dazzling attire. </li></ul></ul>Perplexity
  38. 38. <ul><ul><li>Matthew 28:2-5 NET Suddenly there was a severe earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descending from heaven came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. </li></ul></ul>Fear
  39. 39. Fear <ul><ul><li>4 The guards were shaken and became like dead men because they were so afraid of him. 5 But the angel said to the women, &quot;Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew 28:8 NET So they left the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><ul><li>Mark 16:5-6 NET Then as they went into the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6 But he said to them, &quot;Do not be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been raised! He is not here. Look, there is the place where they laid him. </li></ul></ul>Fear
  41. 41. Fear <ul><ul><li>Mark 16:8 NET Then they went out and ran from the tomb, for terror and bewilderment had seized them. And they said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid . </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Confidence <ul><li>Matthew 28:6 NET He is not here, for he has been raised, just as he said. Come and see the place where he was lying. </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><ul><li>Mark 16:6 NET But he said to them, &quot;Do not be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been raised! He is not here. Look, there is the place where they laid him. </li></ul></ul>Confidence
  44. 44. <ul><li>John 20:8-10 NET Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, came in, and he saw and believed. 9 (For they did not yet understand the scripture that Jesus must rise from the dead.) 10 So the disciples went back to their homes. </li></ul>Confidence
  45. 45. <ul><ul><li>Hope ( Matthew 28:8; Mark 16:8; Luke 24:4b-7; John 20:14-18 ). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joy ( Matthew 28:8; Mark 16:8; Luke 24:8-10 ). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unbelief ( Mark 16:11-14; Luke 24:11 ). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wonder ( Mark 16:8; Luke 24:12; John 20:1-7 ). </li></ul></ul>On That Day
  46. 46. Hope <ul><li>Matthew 28:8 NET So they left the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. </li></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><ul><li>Mark 16:8 NET Then they went out and ran from the tomb, for terror and bewilderment had seized them. And they said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. </li></ul></ul>Hope
  48. 48. <ul><ul><li>Luke 24:4-7 NET While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood beside them in dazzling attire. 5 The women were terribly frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, &quot;Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has been raised! Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.&quot; </li></ul></ul>Hope
  49. 49. <ul><ul><li>John 20:14-18 NET When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, &quot;Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?&quot; Because she thought he was the gardener, she said to him, &quot;Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him.&quot; </li></ul></ul>Hope
  50. 50. Hope <ul><li>16 Jesus said to her, &quot;Mary.&quot; She turned and said to him in Aramaic, &quot;Rabboni&quot; (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus replied, &quot;Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' &quot; 18 Mary Magdalene came and informed the disciples, &quot;I have seen the Lord!&quot; And she told them what Jesus had said to her. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Joy <ul><li>Matthew 28:8 NET So they left the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><ul><li>Mark 16:8 NET Then they went out and ran from the tomb, for terror and bewilderment had seized them. And they said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. </li></ul></ul>Joy
  53. 53. <ul><ul><li>Luke 24:8-10 NET Then the women remembered his words, 9 and when they returned from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. </li></ul></ul>Joy
  54. 54. Unbelief <ul><li>Mark 16:11-14 NET And when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe. 12 After this he appeared in a different form to two of them while they were on their way to the country. </li></ul>
  55. 55. Unbelief <ul><li>13 They went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them. 14 Then he appeared to the eleven themselves, while they were eating, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him resurrected. </li></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><ul><li>Luke 24:11 NET But these words seemed like pure nonsense to them, and they did not believe them. </li></ul></ul>Unbelief
  57. 57. Wonder <ul><li>Mark 16:8 NET Then they went out and ran from the tomb, for terror and bewilderment had seized them. And they said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><ul><li>Luke 24:12 NET But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He bent down and saw only the strips of linen cloth; then he went home, wondering what had happened. </li></ul></ul>Wonder
  59. 59. <ul><ul><li>John 20:1-7 NET Now very early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved away from the entrance. 2 So she went running to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved and told them, &quot;They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!&quot; </li></ul></ul>Wonder
  60. 60. Wonder <ul><li>3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out to go to the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down and saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, but he did not go in. </li></ul>
  61. 61. Wonder <ul><li>6 Then Simon Peter, who had been following him, arrived and went right into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, 7 and the face cloth, which had been around Jesus' head, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself. </li></ul>
  62. 62. The appearances of Jesus, the commission, and the ascension followed.
  63. 63. After That Day What the resurrection meant to the first century Christians, and what it should mean to me.
  64. 64. After That Day <ul><ul><li>The empty tomb made them “GO!” They went from Jerusalem to the world with the gospel of Christ ( Luke 24:44-48; Acts 2; 3:14,15; 8:4; Colossians 1:23 ). </li></ul></ul>
  65. 65. <ul><ul><li>They went from Jerusalem to the world with the gospel of Christ. </li></ul></ul>After That Day
  66. 66. After That Day <ul><li>Luke 24:44-48 NET Then he said to them, &quot;These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.&quot; </li></ul>
  67. 67. After That Day <ul><li>45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, 46 and said to them, &quot;Thus it stands written that the Messiah would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. </li></ul>
  68. 68. <ul><ul><li>Acts 3:14-15 NET But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a man who was a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the Originator of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this fact we are witnesses! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acts 8:4 NET Now those who had been forced to scatter went around proclaiming the good news of the word. </li></ul></ul>After That Day
  69. 69. <ul><li>Colossians 1:23 NET if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, without shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has also been preached in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become its servant. </li></ul>After That Day
  70. 70. <ul><ul><li>The empty tomb made them bold! There are many examples in Acts of this ( 4:7-13, 29-31; 9:27-29; 13:46; 14:1-3; 18:26-28; 19:8 ). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The empty tomb made them give life ( Acts 7; 12; 14:19; Revelation 2:10 ). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The empty tomb made them win! ( Romans 8:31-39; Revelation 19:6 ). </li></ul></ul>
  71. 71. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>There are many examples in Acts of this. </li></ul><ul><li>Acts 4:7-13 NET After making Peter and John stand in their midst, they began to inquire, &quot;By what power or by what name did you do this?&quot; </li></ul>
  72. 72. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, replied, &quot;Rulers of the people and elders, 9 if we are being examined today for a good deed done to a sick man — by what means this man was healed </li></ul>
  73. 73. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, this man stands before you healthy. 11 This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, that has become the cornerstone . </li></ul>
  74. 74. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved.&quot; 13 When they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and discovered that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized these men had been with Jesus. </li></ul>
  75. 75. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 4:29-31 NET And now, Lord, pay attention to their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your message with great courage, 30 while you extend your hand to heal, and to bring about miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.&quot; </li></ul>
  76. 76. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>31 When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God courageously. </li></ul>
  77. 77. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 9:27-29 NET But Barnabas took Saul, brought him to the apostles, and related to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus. </li></ul>
  78. 78. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>28 So he was staying with them, associating openly with them in Jerusalem, speaking out boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 He was speaking and debating with the Greek-speaking Jews, but they were trying to kill him. </li></ul>
  79. 79. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 13:46 NET Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, &quot;It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles. </li></ul>
  80. 80. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 14:1-3 NET The same thing happened in Iconium when Paul and Barnabas went into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a large group of both Jews and Greeks believed. 2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. </li></ul>
  81. 81. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>3 So they stayed there for a considerable time, speaking out courageously for the Lord, who testified to the message of his grace, granting miraculous signs and wonders to be performed through their hands. </li></ul>
  82. 82. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 18:26-28 NET He began to speak out fearlessly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God to him more accurately. </li></ul>
  83. 83. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>27 When Apollos wanted to cross over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he assisted greatly those who had believed by grace, 28 for he refuted the Jews vigorously in public debate, demonstrating from the scriptures that the Christ was Jesus. </li></ul>
  84. 84. The empty tomb made them bold! <ul><li>Acts 19:8 NET So Paul entered the synagogue and spoke out fearlessly for three months, addressing and convincing them about the kingdom of God. </li></ul>
  85. 85. The empty tomb made them give life <ul><li>Acts 14:19 NET But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and after winning the crowds over, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, presuming him to be dead. </li></ul>
  86. 86. The empty tomb made them give life <ul><li>Revelation 2:10 NET Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. The devil is about to have some of you thrown into prison so you may be tested, and you will experience suffering for ten days. Remain faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown that is life itself. </li></ul>
  87. 87. The empty tomb made them win! <ul><li>Romans 8:31-39 NET What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 Indeed, he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all — how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things? </li></ul>
  88. 88. The empty tomb made them win! <ul><li>33 Who will bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us. </li></ul>
  89. 89. The empty tomb made them win! <ul><li>35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written, &quot; For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered .&quot; </li></ul>
  90. 90. The empty tomb made them win! <ul><li>37 No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us! 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. </li></ul>
  91. 91. <ul><ul><li>Revelation 19:6 NET Then I heard what sounded like the voice of a vast throng, like the roar of many waters and like loud crashes of thunder. They were shouting: &quot;Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the All-Powerful, reigns! </li></ul></ul>The empty tomb made them win!
  92. 92. The Empty Tomb Is Still Empty! <ul><li>Jesus arose! Hallelujah! That tomb has the same power for the faithful today. The burden of more than six billion souls is on the heart of God, and it is our responsibility to tell them the story of the empty tomb. </li></ul><ul><li>What is your response to the empty tomb right now? </li></ul>
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