Risen | Pastor Mike Fortune | May 4, 2019


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  1. Keep looking (Luke 24:1-6a; Mark 16:3; Luke 24:10; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2; Acts 1:10-11; Psalm 2:2,4; Luke 2:13-14)
  2. Remember what Jesus said (Luke 24:6b-8; Luke 18:31-33; John 5:28-29; Daniel 12:2; Hebrews 11:19; Job 19:26; Isaiah 26:19)
  3. Keep sharing (Luke 24:9-12; John 20:19; Luke 18:34; Acts 1:3,6; 1 Thessalonians 4:14)

Luke 24:1-6a)

1 But very early on Sunday morning  the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. 5 The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? 6a He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!


Mark 16:3

3 On the way they were asking each other, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”


Luke 24:10

10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened. 


Matthew 27:54

54 The Roman officer  and the other soldiers at the crucifixion were terrified by the earthquake and all that had happened. 


Matthew 28:2

2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.


Acts 1:10-11

10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!”


Psalm 2:2,4

2 The rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one. 4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs.


Luke 2:13-14

13 Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”


Luke 24:6b-8

6b Remember what he told you back in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man  must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.” 8 Then they remembered that he had said this.


Luke 18:31-33

31 Taking the twelve disciples aside, Jesus said, “Listen, we’re going up to Jerusalem, where all the predictions of the prophets concerning the Son of Man will come true. 32 He will be handed over to the Romans, and he will be mocked, treated shamefully, and spit upon. 33 They will flog him with a whip and kill him, but on the third day he will rise again.”


John 5:28-29

28 Don’t be so surprised! Indeed, the time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God’s Son, 29 and they will rise again. Those who have done good will rise to experience eternal life, and those who have continued in evil will rise to experience judgment.


Daniel 12:2

2 Many of those whose bodies lie dead and buried will rise up, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting disgrace.


Hebrews 11:19

19 Abraham reasoned that if Isaac died, God was able to bring him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham did receive his son back from the dead.


Job 19:26

26 And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God!


Isaiah 26:19

19 But those who die in the Lord will live; their bodies will rise again! Those who sleep in the earth will rise up and sing for joy!


Luke 24:9-12

9 So they rushed back from the tomb to tell his eleven disciples—and everyone else—what had happened. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened. 11 But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it. 12 However, Peter jumped up and ran to the tomb to look. Stooping, he peered in and saw the empty linen wrappings; then he went home again, wondering what had happened.


John 20:19

19 That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. 


Luke 18:34

34 But they didn’t understand any of this. The significance of his words was hidden from them, and they failed to grasp what he was talking about.


Acts 1:3,6

3 During the forty days after he suffered and died, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God. 6 So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?”


1 Thessalonians 4:14

14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.