why easter makes me shout
*this message was delivered Easter Sunday - April 2018
Mark 16: 1-8 NIV
16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene,who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”
8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
There were four points that Rev. Macon wanted you to get out of this sermon. 1. This is a message of encouragement. Be not afraid. He is RISEN and God did it. 2. Resurrection doesn't need a worker, it needs a witness. You also need to witness God's goodness in your life. 3. Be not afraid. You seek Jesus who was crucified but is not risen. We should because we don't serve a dead Jesus. We serve a living Jesus and a living God. 4. He got up so you could get up! Be blessed!
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