Empty tombs

empty tomb 1010report Empty tombsWith Easter comes the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a joyous time of year for all to remember the sacrifice of one man who laid down his life for us. Also a time to thank God Almighty who gave His only begotten son knowing full well the pain, torture and glory that was to follow.

I’m sure you will all enjoy and be blessed by the sermons you’ll hear on Easter morning. Take them to heart and share what you’ve learned.

I find Gods word so incredibly awesome and I wanted to share one thing that you may not hear at your fellowship. Do you know what one of the first things Jesus Christ did in his resurrected body? He did some house cleaning and some leaving of things behind.

John 20: 6,7
Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

Jesus Christ left his linen behind, the same way you and I need to leave things behind that are no longer important because we are born again and ‘old things are passed away.’ 2 Corinthians 5:17. He also did something else quite remarkable. Verse 7 of John 20 says ‘the napkin’ was wrapped together in a place by itself. This means he folded it. Jesus Christ just had the most dramatic 96 hours any man has ever had. He was falsely accused, whipped, beaten, tortured and ridiculed. Finally, being nailed to a cross when then and only then he saw that Gods word was fulfilled to that point he gave up the ghost. Nobody took his life, he laid it down. After all that and then rising from the dead on the 3rd day what does he do? He takes time to fold the napkin that was upon his face.

Ladies and gentlemen, we as new creations are to walk as Jesus Christ walked. It is up to us to leave those things in our tombs behind since now we walk with the newness of life.

Romans 6:4
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

It is a glorious day to be alive and a wonderful opportunity at this time of year to Thank God for this great life. Let’s tidy up our tombs a bit and then leave all of it behind.

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