The Tomb Is Empty

Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching of Scripture, that He must rise from the dead

John 20:9
Acts 10:34,37-43; Psalms 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9

Sermon Week/Year

Easter Sunday, C

If Easter says anything at all to us, it says that the Lord Jesus Christ will be with us always …

The pyramids of Egypt are famous because they contain the mummified bodies of ancient Egyptian kings.

Westminster Abby in London is revered because it contains the bodies of English notables.

Mohammed’s tomb is noted for the stone coffin and the bones it contains.

Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C., is revered as the honored resting place of many outstanding Americans.

But the centuries-old tomb of Jesus is famous beyond words, because it is empty!

Once upon a time, as Autumn began, an orchard keeper sawed off a fig tree branch and laid it at the foot of the tree …

Weeks later, he returned to the scene and found that all the leaves had fallen off the tree. However, the leaves on the sawed-off branch were intact. He therefore concluded that leaves do not actually fall off the trees. They are pushed off by the…

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