Easter Worship – 7:00 a.m. Sunrise Worship
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
(No Sunday School this Sunday)
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Easter Breakfast served by Youth – 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.
The Tomb is Empty
March 31, 2013
Key Verse: “The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.’” Luke 24:5
Time: 30 C.E.
Since Last Week: Jesus spent his final days in Jerusalem preparing his disciples for the work to be done following his death and resurrection. After he shared his last meal with his disciples, he went out to pray on the Mount of Olives. There he was arrested and put on trial. Jesus was tried before the Council, before Pilate, and before Herod. Although none could find fault with him, he was sentenced to flogging and death by crucifixion. He died on the evening preceding the Sabbath, so his body was temporarily placed in a tomb to wait for a proper anointing for burial.
Background: It was the morning following the Sabbath when the women went to the tomb to anoint his body. There they found he had been raised from the dead!
Community: Easter marks the most significant event in a Christian’s life. Who could you share this news with?
At Home: How will you honor Christ today?
Read This Week:
Monday: Jesus Appears to His Disciples, Luke 24:36-53
Tuesday: Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas, Acts 1:12-26
Wednesday: The Holy Spirit, Acts 2:1-13
Thursday: Early Christians, Acts 2:14-47
Friday: Peter Heals a Crippled Beggar, Acts 3:1-10
Saturday: Peter Speaks in Solomon’s Portico, Acts 3:11-26
Next Week: The Road to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35