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Resurrection: What Happened . . . What Didn't?, Part 2

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November 16, 2021 7:05 am

Resurrection: What Happened . . . What Didn't?, Part 2

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November 16, 2021 7:05 am

The King’s Commission: A Study of Matthew 21–28

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Today on Insight for living from Chuck Swindoll tabloid will ever print the startling news that the mummified body of Jesus of Nazareth has been discovered in old Christians have no carefully and blow body enclosing the glass case to worship God. All we have submitted to if you missed Monday's edition site living you didn't get to hear a true story. Chuck Swindoll shared with us about a talented rock climber while hiking alone in Moab, Utah. Aaron Ralston was hopelessly pinned between two boulders is freak accident nearly took his life until days later. He bravely cut his body loose and walked away. You'll need this reference because Chuck will draw a parallel between this climbers escape from death, one that is far greater. Chuck is teaching from Matthew chapter 28 we begin with prayer. Thank you father for the body of truth contained on the printed page of the Scriptures.

Guard us from worshiping the page for the print but the one whom the print speaks turn us again and again with full attention to this one who was miraculously in bodily raised by your power from the grave, victorious over sin and death and remind us that this gives us hope. Not just in this life, but in the one to come.

Especially in the life beyond earth minister to us and instruct us, encourage us deepen us in our walk dear father, as we focus fully on the one who is our beautiful Savior Jesus Christ. He's the reason we calm. He is the object of our worship in the subject of our praise and the reason for our generosity. We give because of him to promote and declare around this world. His message and his hope.

Thank you for blessing this offering and hearing us as we pray in the name of Jesus we have everyone saying to study the book of Matthew with Chuck Swindoll. Be sure to download his searching the Scriptures by going to Insight world.org/studies another message from Chuck titled resurrection what happened.

What didn't. Early on Sunday morning is a new day was dawning. 2 Women Were Making Their Way to the two suddenly there was a great earthquake. This is another earthquake beyond the one we mentioned last time that occurred at his death is not one earthquake, Angel is here that the stone not to let Jesus out. He's already out but the C to see that the grave is empty. There's nobody in their but I getting ahead of myself before I go too quickly into the story Stay with the angel, an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and they shook with fear when they saw him who did look at the verse verse verse up for it is told us the guards shook with fear when they saw the angel they fell down as if in a dead faint. Since this translation, then the angel spoke to the women look at the words don't be afraid I'm not here to hurt you. I'm here to convey a message to you. I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He isn't here referring to the two. He is risen from the dead. Just as he said would happen. I know I'm going over this in an almost tedious manner, but this is the truth. Matthew records. This is what the critic attracts so hear the truth. Give it a chance.

The angel says he isn't here he is risen from the dead. Just as he said would happen, for the angel was convened and communicated his message now look at what he says next, see where his body was lying again stop Joseph and Nicodemus had taken the limp, lifeless body of Jesus wrap in money like fashion, which is how they involve the bodies in the first century.

Certainly in the Middle East and had brought the limp body into the two Joseph's new to lay the money like body on this's slab with a headpiece around prying the chin up against the job and talked all and left there they saw the wrappings in perfect shape of the body with nobody within lying on the slab when Jesus told him to be raised.

They were so struck by his death. They could not tolerate anything more is so grieved them to think they would be without him they couldn't imagine anything like this. No one is ever before been resurrected from death Summit been resuscitated but never resurrected, but now these women are the first to walk in they look they see and begin to make their way to find the disciple who reject their messages. They bring it to them to begin with. Then they become convinced and go to the graven. The rest you can read for yourself.

But what's interesting here is that box up against the truth of what we just read is an immediate lie plans carefully and quickly by those who wanted no one to think that there had been anything like a resurrection so verse 11 as the women were on their way.

Some of the guards went into the city. These are the guards that had earlier witnessed what we just describe and see the angel had heard the words and now they come to report to report what they have seen these are the these are actual witnesses, and they were about to be silenced.

Some of the guards went into the city until the leading priests what it happened. Meeting with the elders meeting was called by the way, remember the elders they're the ones who called on Pilate the day after Jesus body had been taken from the cross and placed in the tomb and they pled with pilot to place the double security on the tomb area lest someone steal the body and the disciples start yelling about that. There was a resurrection we don't want everything to do with that. Here they are. The elders hearing what's happened when the guards say an angel was there. He rolled the stone back Jesus was raised from the he's alive, no nonstop, and when we read that gave the soldiers a large brought we read at the end of verse 12 and then verse 13. They told the soldiers you must say no to give them a script. Jesus disciples came during the night while we were sleeping and so the body now if I may.

To add a little levity. You don't see anything while you're sleeping, but the guards go okay why not by the way, having certain the military may not tell you, you don't really want to hear what happens when you sleep on your watch.

It's all of them sitting in the here. I can imagine how tough it would be for Roman soldier announcing we were all asleep. And while you're sleeping.

Let us tell you what happened.

Disciples K and I was stone away and pulled the plug is a sucker with a quick pull that thing out in the hall that know they could wrappings still are can elegantly cover that. Anyway, they took it. I love the words of Mark Twain's comment alive can go around the world while the truth is still lacing up her boots. This lie took all and different versions of it to where you will read more books on the lie that you will on the true you will take more courses to convince you of a lie that you can take to convince you of the true why listen to me, it requires faith to believe the truth you it is for someone to say this is a miracle that actually happened. You got claimed that by faith because you cannot prove it. That's what you can believe what I say about Ralston and it is true it's it's a fact. In fact, if you want to know if he's really lost his right arm.

You can make an appointment and visit with him and see the prosthesis and hear the story.

In fact, later they came in with the help of mammoth helicopters pulled the boulder back got the arm and hand cremated and gave Ralston the. The remains from the cremation of the handle is he's got it right there.

Doesn't take any faith to believe he just talked. Ralston, but you have to trust what God said to believe in the resurrection, which doesn't seem to be too difficult since the lives that were changed were not just slightly changed. They were trends for, and the result is all the way through the rest of the New Testament writers keep coming back to the resurrection is that which turned them toward Christ. The water stop Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus was the living Christ who said to him, I am Jesus whom you are persecuting and it was Paul realization that he is now encountering the living Christ that changes entirely. Peter Marshall continues this is the real meaning of a crowd of Easter. Forget the bunny rabbit and the colored eggs forget the symbols of spring so often confuse and conceal the real meaning of what we celebrate no tabloid will ever print the startling news that the mummified body of Jesus of Nazareth has been discovered in old Jerusalem Christians have no carefully and blown body enclosing the glass case to worship God.

All we have is that it did to and as a matter of fact we don't even know which to have good is that what they do the actual tomb that is built for churches on top of it and had a concession stand leading all the way up to it, but that what we will know they have a place called the garden to. It was like that, but no one can say for sure that was the two will worship the tomb will like tangibles would like things that are that we could touch and smell the inherent Jesus not only comes out to and by the way when the women saw him and recognized him rushed ahead. Beyond it, they grasped his feet member. The theory that it was a Phantom that really people came back from beyond phantoms don't have feet.

You can grasp and he later ate with them. Phantoms don't E and talk with you and make themselves visible. So back to the words of chapter. Thank God we have an empty tomb. The glorious flag the empty tomb proclaims to us is this elephants life for us does not stop when death comes death is not a wall but a door, and eternal life, which may be maybe hours now by faith in Christ is not interrupted when the soul leaves the body at death 10 we just keep living on and on and on and on and as the gators wrote in their piece because he lives, we shall live also. Is this a great message or what is this a magnificent message of hope for you love that person so much and had been individual with you near you to be a part of your life and you have lost her or him. Do not think they had just moved into nothingness with Christ.

They live on and on and on and on. Just like Jesus. In fact the whole picture.

This is worth hearing at death, the body stays. We usually bury it or cremated.

The body remains the soul goes, the spirit goes to be with the Lord and awaits the resurrection. The next event of the future and I don't know when but when Christ returns for us. He will descend from heaven there will be a shout of the archangel. Another messenger the blast of the trumpet of God and the dead in Christ will rise, meaning their bodies and they will be joined with their eternal spirit in this review and then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Paul ends that great description. The end of first Thessalonians 4 with comfort one another with these words. This is comp because he lives, we shall live also. How much better than they stole his body and we really don't know much since then. And we read at the end of our passage and they still tell that story today while because the heart would rather believe a lie than the true unless it is willing to act on faith not come to the impasse, much like Ralston came to the clip and had to drop off as he repelled on that clip for you in this. I'm telling you clearly. I'm on the side of the true that's being written is heaven that has been written and I urge you, who were not to join me and the others around you who were there. Please bow with me please close your eyes, you heard two stories today. Both of them are true.

One of a man named Ralston who was trapped with the stone capturing found a way to find release from it and you believe that you heard another story of one who was in a grave place. There did who came out alive.

You're not sure you can believe that the difference is whether you're willing to act on faith without visible evidence seeing a picture hearing the words yourself being at the very tomb and witnessing even the angel and all the transpired can't get that back to you.

You take that by faith, or you reject is like knowing Jesus personally. You either trust him as your savior or you don't. You either say Lord Jesus Christ, I'm yours and I want to be fully yours or you walk away saying out rather build my life on hearsay man-made stories, skeptics, exclamations. He who has the son of God has life.

He who does not does not have life. The wrath of God abides on you are surrounded by those today who have trusted in Jesus and they done so by faith they not seen angels they not heard Jesus talk, but they believe the printed truth from the word of God, I invite you to do the same.

Right now, so that you will be able to say because he lives I will live also.

Thank you, dear father for telling us the truth. Thank you for not dressing it up with a lot of needless complicated details, but spelling it out in terms we can understand and then giving it to us in a manner that we can grasp and clean and stake our lives on. Thank you for these many who believe and I pray for those who do not, that you would remove from them a piece within and rest through the night until they finally find their piece in you to know his life everlasting. Now to him who is able to guard us from stumbling into prison was faultless before the presence of your glory with exceeding great joy to the only wise God our Savior be glory and majesty, dominion, power forever and ever and ever.

Through Christ our Lord. Pray for those people said a man a let me repeat that verse one more time, John wrote these words, he who has the son of God has life. He who does not does not have life. The decision of course is up to you. You're listening to the Bible teaching of Chuck Swindoll and Mrs. Insight for living and to learn more about this ministry.

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