The Risen King (Matthew 28:1-10)

Introduction The resurrection is crucial to Christianity. It is the central topic of Apostolic preaching and writing. Last week, Palm Sunday, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey to shouts of “Hosanna!” He was treated like a king. But by Thursday night he was being arrested, mocked, and beaten. By Friday morning the Romans were scourging and crucifying him. Easter Sunday transitions from humiliation to exaltation. Read Matthew 28:1-10 Harold Best, Unceasing Worship: “We begin with one fundamental fact about…

The Resurrection (John 20:1-18)

The fact of the resurrection demands a response of faith and provides the gift of comfort. First, we will look at The Response of Faith (1-10). Second, we’ll see The Gift of Comfort (11-18).