April 5, 2015

Announcing the Gospel

Passage: Matthew 28:1-8
Service Type:

Announcing the Gospel

14th Nisan         The Feast of Passover  (Lev. 23:5)
(Passover is ______ normally a Sabbath)

15th Nisan         The 7 day Feast of Unleavened Bread  (Lev. 23:6-8)
(1st and 7th days are "High Sabbaths")

Day prior to any Sabbath is a "Day of ____________________"

Jesus was crucified on a Wed/Thurs, followed by 2-3 Sabbaths
Point: No travel ______ or work activity ______ Jerusalem

Angelic Announcements ___________________ Resurrection Appearances
(Matt 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-14)
The accounts differ somewhat; therefore they didn't ________________.
They all concur that:
__________ thought Jesus would be raised from the dead
There's no ______________ in the tomb, but his _________________ are
The place of the guards has been taken by one or more ________________
Following the announcements, on His own initiative, when and where He chose, the risen Christ appeared ________________ before reliable witnesses.

Matt 28:1 Mary Magdalene saw the empty tomb ___________ and ran to tell Peter

Matt 28:5-6a The other women were the first
to hear that "_______________________________!" (Luke 24:6)
to ________________ His words. (Luke 24:2-8)
to ________________ the empty tomb (Mk 16:5-6), and
to be told, "_________________________________!" (Mk 16:7; Matt 28:7)

What if the resurrection is not true?