Sermon: Hope Lost, Hope Found

Sermon Notes:

  1. A few of His friends went to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus 1-3

A.  On Saturday evening they purchased the necessary spices 1

1 And when the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.

  • Sabbath over = Saturday evening
  • Mary of Magdalen:
  • Mary (mother of Jesus) the mother of James (the younger brother of Jesus).
  • Salome:  probably the mother of the Zebedee twins, James and John.
  • Spices =aromatic spices, used to mask the stench of the decomposing, drying body.

B.  On Sunday morning they went to the tomb 2

 2 And very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.

  1. They worried that a large stone blocked their entrance to the grave 3

 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”

  1. They were shocked to find an open tomb, an angel, and Jesus gone 4-7

A.  The tomb was open 4

4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.

B.  They found a young man inside the tomb 5-7

5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed.

1.  The young man explained that Jesus had risen 6

And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.

2.  The young man told them to remind the disciples to go to Galilee 7

7 “But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He said to you.'”

  • Mark 14:28 “But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.”
  1. The women fled in fear from the tomb, saying nothing to anyone 8

 8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had gripped them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.