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Matthew 28 He’s Alive

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On Sunday morning Mary Magdalene and one called the other Mary came to the tomb expecting to prepare the body of Jesus for burial. But He is Alive.

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Matthew 28

1. “All of 28:1-10 served as proof to the two women, the disciples, believers of all ages, and the entire world that Jesus was alive. This implies that every person in the world is accountable to a living Lord and will one day answer to him either as Savior or judge.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

2. “Whenever God’s people gather on the Lord’s Day they bear witness that Jesus is alive and that the church has received spiritual blessings.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 105)

“The angel’s sitting perhaps indicates a note of completion or triumph.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press

3. “The stone that would have taken several men to move was nothing to this mighty being. After he had rolled away the stone, he sat on it. This symbolized God’s conquest over all barriers to his will.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

4. “I can imagine that the guards were very happy to leave after this episode! The were helpless in the presence of the angel.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 152)

Resurrection

5. “One of the angels spoke to the women and calmed their fears. ‘He is not here! Come, and see!’ Keep in mind that these women, as well as the disciples, did not expect Jesus to be alive.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 105)

6. “Jesus is resurrected, not just spiritually alive, so that the tomb is empty.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 427)

7. “Galilee was considered the ‘last stop’ in Israel before entering Gentile lands (Is 9:1; Mt 4:15).” (The Moody Bible Commentary, [The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014], 1513)

8. The women came to the tomb, dejected. They left the tomb happy and rejoicing.

9. “When the women encountered Jesus, they took hold of His feet, indicating, among other things, that Jesus was raised bodily and was no ghost.” (Moody, 1513)

10. “Fear was still mixed in with their other emotions. Jesus repeated verbatim the first words of the angel (28:5), Do not be afraid.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

Bribery

11. “The soldiers were shrewd: They did not report to Pilate or to their superior officers; they reported to the Jewish chief priests.” (Wiersbe, 106)

12. “These leaders decide to bribe the soldiers with a considerable amount of money.” (Blomberg, 429)

13. Blame the disciples.

14. “In other words, ‘Don’t worry if this reaches the ears of the governor. We don’t let him put you before a firing squad.’” (McGee, 153)

15. The soldiers took the money and ran!!!

The Great Commission

16. The disciples went to Galilee as the angel had told them.

17. Isn’t that the way it is now? Some worship Him and some doubt!

18. “Since Jesus Christ today has all authority, we may obey Him without fear. Jesus defeated all enemies and won for Himself all authority.” (Wiersbe, 107)

19. “Baptism by water in the name of the Trinity has been practiced by the church from its beginning.” (McGee, 154)

20. “Notice that teaching is part of the work of the church (See Ephesians 4:11). The teaching of Jesus are found not only in the Gospels but in the Epistles (1 Thessalonians 4:2).” (McGee, 154)

References

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville Tennessee. All rights reserved.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004

 

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