Sermon: Hope Lost, Hope Found
- 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.
- 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?”
- 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.”
- 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.