Passage: Luke 24:1~12  

Keyverse: 6

1. Remember how he told you (1-8)

Jesus' resurrection was like the early morning sun that broke the darkness of death. But the women came to the tomb with sorrow and no hope because they did not yet believe the resurrection of Jesus. Many Christians are just like these women. They love and follow Jesus for many years. They know his death on the cross. However, without believing in Jesus' resurrection, their Christian life is sad with no joy or power. An angel helped them, saying, 'He has risen! Remember his words, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again!'' Then they remembered his words. Suddenly joy, hope, and power filled their hearts. They ran back and told the sorrowful disciples.

2. The disciples didn't remember his words (9-12)

The eleven disciples didn't believe. Peter ran to the tomb. He saw the empty tomb with linens lying by themselves. Yet he did not believe. It was because he didn't remember Jesus' words. It is not easy, but it is essential to believe in the resurrection of Jesus by faith in his word and by the grace of God.

Prayer: Lord, I believe that you died but were raised according to the Scriptures! You will raise me as you raised Jesus from the agony of death.

One Word: Praise the risen Jesus!