WHY LOOK FOR THE LIVING AMONG THE DEAD?

Passage: Luke 24:1~12  

Keyverse: 5b,6


1. Why look for the living among the dead?

The women who loved and had followed Jesus wanted to put the spices they had prepared on his dead body. They went to the tomb before dawn Sunday morning with the spices. They found the body gone. 2 angels told them the good news that Jesus had risen, and reminded the women of the basic facts of the gospel--facts which Jesus himself had taught them. Then the women remembered Jesus' words. Resurrection faith must rest on God's word.

2. The Eleven did not believe

Jesus' eleven apostles were still in a state of shock because of the horror and tragedy of the crucifixion. They had forgotten Jesus' words. So the woman's message of good news seemed like nonsense. Peter went to see and found the tomb empty, but he only wondered what had happened. The joy and power of the resurrection can only be catalyzed by faith.

Prayer: Lord, help me to remember Jesus' words and live by his resurrection power.

One Word: Jesus has risen! He is alive!