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What Was Found in Christ’s Empty Tomb?
The holiday season around late March or April is not “Easter” to me. I like to call this time of year “Resurrection Weekend," beginning with Good Friday, when God-made-flesh, the Savior of the World Jesus Christ was crucified, through Holy Saturday, when Jesus descended into **** to announce “Mission Accomplished” to the believing souls awaiting Him; onto Resurrection Sunday, the day in which Christians celebrate our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ rising from the dead.
Jesus - Death - God - Love - World
Jesus’ death signaled God’s greatest love to the world. There’s no point in paraphrasing, the words of the divine promise are so great:
Jesus’ resurrection served as the divine receipt. He Finished the Work, conquering death, ****, and the grave.
God - Himself - Carpenter - Line - David
God revealed Himself as a humble carpenter, born to the fallen line of David. Only poor shepherds and lowing animals witnessed his arrival, the only baby in human history born expressly to die.
His death transpired on a Roman Cross, the most extreme form of execution. Victims normally hung for hours, if not lingering for days, nailed to brutal wood, relentlessly tortured with nerve-wracking agony, all while struggling to breathe.
Jesus - Crime - Jesus - Himself - Son
What was Jesus’ crime? Jesus, Himself, the Son of God, fulfilled every prophecy, ushered in a New Covenant, one in which God as Creator would forever resolve the problem of man’s sin, so that God as Father could welcome them as sons. What was the world’s response to God’s best, His Beloved Son? They hung Him from a tree. God gave His best; man responded with his worst.
Jesus, Immanuel, “God with us”, had remained with us, suffered as we suffered, never fell or failed despite the failings of man. Then He submitted to the will of His Father to die for us—for all of mankind. Even though the most evil—and ironically enough, they were...
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