IT HAPPENED ON EASTER
SUPERNATURAL ACTIVITIES – Vss. 1-4
The earthquake – Vs. 2
The angel who rolled back the stone – Vss. 2-3
The frightened soldiers – Vs. 4
STARTLING ANNOUNCEMENT – Vss. 5-8
Jesus was not there! He arose from the dead! Vs. 6
They were to examine his empty grave. Vs. 6
They were to tell the disciples that Jesus would appear to them in Galilee. Vs. 7
SUPERB APPEARANCE – Vss. 9-10
The risen Jesus appeared to the women.
SUSPICIOUS ANSWER – Vss. 11-15
When word got around of the empty tomb and the resurrection, the religious leaders needed an excuse to deny the resurrection. They bribed the guards.
SPECIFIC AGENDA – Vss. 16-20
The disciples were to fulfill the Great Commission.