Posted by: Bay Presbyterian Church | April 11, 2020

Easter 2020

Easter 2020

Mark 6: 1-8

Rev. John Anderson

Bay Presbyterian Church

April 12, 2020

Introduction:      For the want of a nail . . . Ben Franklin

                           For the want of the right means – a job is left undone.

  1. Who Will Move the Stone
    1. On Sunday morning, three ladies set out for the tomb.
    1. Jesus’ body had been taken down and hurriedly placed in a tomb – the job of preparation left undone.
    1. Joseph of Arimithea was the principle actor here.
    1. The religious elite encourage Pilate to seal the tomb.
    1. Mary Magdalene, Mary, mother of James and Salome.
    1. Oh, oh . . .who will move the stone?
    1. Mark 16: 1-3
  2. The Alarm
    1. The stone had been moved.
    1. Matthew says there was a violent earthquake.
    1. An angel [for Mark – a young man] was there.
    1. The guards fell dead away.
    1. The three ladies were alarmed.
    1. Mark 16: 4,5
  3. He is Not Here
    1. The angel drew attention to the spot where Jesus had been placed.
    1. Go tell the disciples . . .and Peter.
    1. Mark 16: 6-8
  4. Take Away
    1. 1.      What is so important about the resurrection?
    1. The Stone
    1. Promise of Hope
    1. The angel told them to do something.

Mark 16 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”

Mark 16 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed.

Mark 16 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

MatthewFor which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?

Matthew 6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.”And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

John 3: 16  16 “For God so loved the world,[i] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 

 Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
    we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

Matthew 5: 48 – 48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Ephesians 2: 8,9  For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 

Romans 3: 20 – 20 For by works of the law no human being[c] will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Galatians 2: 16 –  16 yet we know that a person is not justified[b] by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

Corinthians 5: 21 – 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

John 1: 12  12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.


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