Resurrection Sunday, Pastor Darren Smith
Sunday April 1st, Resurrection Sunday 2018
Pastor Darren Smith
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
April 1st, 2018
Celebration of Easter
Front Cover Job 19:25
Inside Cover Matthew 28:6
6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
Call to Worship Ephesians 1:3-7
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
In love 5 he[a] predestined us for adoption to sonship[b] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
Message - Matthew 28:1-10
28 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 told you.”
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 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.”
Introduction: An amazing encounter – Jesus is Risen!
Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. He brings comfort and restoration to broken and fearful people.
[-] the women as witnesses
[-] the Angel arrives
[-] the soldiers swoon
[-] the remarkable revelation
[-] the right response
[-] Jesus appears
[-] Jesus is worshipped
[-] Jesus give comfort
[-] Jesus gives restoration