"This is My Beloved Son: Hear Him!"
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Matthew 28
- 1 After the Sabbath, at
dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other
Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 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.
- 3 His appearance was
like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
- 4 The guards were so
afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
- 5 The angel said to the
women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for
Jesus, who was crucified.
- 6 He is not here; he has
risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
- 7 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
- 8 So the women hurried
away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell
- 9 Suddenly Jesus met
them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet
and worshiped him.
- 10 Then Jesus said to
them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to
Galilee; there they will see me."
submitted to God’s will thus fulfilling His role as Messiah.
An Angel was
sent to open the tomb and proclaim that He was risen from
from the dead – death could not hold him because he was the
sinless Son of God.
saw the empty tomb then hurried to tell Jesus' disciples the
good news, just as they were commended by the Angel.
Although Jesus was killed by
wicked hands, the grave could not hold Him. Jesus was the One
towards whom all history moved forward, the true Passover Lamb, the
2nd Adam, the pinnacle of God's creation
On the third day, Jesus rose
from the dead, to become the first fruits of them that sleep. Having
appeared alive to His Disciples and proved the reality of His
resurrection by “many infallible proofs,” He instructed them on how
they should continue the work that He had commenced.
true Christians, one of the most certain facts of history is the
resurrection of Jesus Christ. This fact, the growth of Christianity
stemming from it, and the assurance of a risen Christ who has said
that He will return, places us in the position where we have to
consider our own personal responsibility to Him. Through baptism,
we can voluntarily associate ourselves with the risen Christ. By a
consecrated life, those baptised reveal that they understand “the
power of His resurrection.”