Longview church of Christ
1401 Eden Dr. 
Longview, TX 75605-4104

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Message from Scripture: 10/26/2020

Our message from Scripture today is Matt. 28:6; “He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.”

From the beginning of time, man has raised the question that was asked by Job, “If a man dies, will he live again?” (Job 14:14). People stand in fear of death and the tomb. Only Christ has an authentic answer our question about life and death. The basic truth of Christianity is found in this angelic announcement we just read from Matthew. This statement isn’t an argument about the state of Jesus; it’s a divine proclamation that Jesus Christ had conquered death and had risen to life. The empty tomb speaks with a shout to declare that He is no longer dead. 

What does this mean for how we live today? The empty tomb declares that Jesus Christ was really the divine Son of God. Paul reminds us Jesus was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead (Rom. 1:4). 

The empty tomb declares that His death on the cross made atonement for our sins. Paul also adds, “He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification” (Rom. 4:25).

The empty tomb is a promise to us of our victory over death and over the grave. Jesus said, “Because I live, you also will live” (John 14:19).

The risen, living Savior offers the gift of eternal life now; He can deliver us from the sentence of spiritual death, and He will one day deliver us from physical death at the resurrection. May we rejoice in knowing what Christ offers us, and in what we are in Him. God bless.