Three Day Weekend - Week Three
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Matthew 28:1-10 (NIV)
WHY DOES SUNDAY MATTER?
WE CAN HAVE HOPE
We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.
2 Corinthians 4:14–15 (NLT)
WE CAN CHANGE
He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.
Colossians 2:14 (NLT)
He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
Romans 4:25 (NIV)
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.
Romans 8:11 (NLT)
Accept it or Reject it:
The Resurrection changes everything.