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The Almost Empty Tomb
April 4, 2021

The Almost Empty Tomb

April 4, 2021

The Almost Empty Tomb – John 20:1-10

The greatest historical evidence of the resurrection is the

Jesus said that he would raise from the dead: 

John 2:18-22

“He was speaking about the temple of his

Matthew 12:38-42

“Something than Jonah is here”

Matthew 16:21

Jesus taught the disciples that he would suffer, die, and be again on the third day. 

John 10:17-18

“I have the to lay it down and the authority to take it up again.” 

Matthew 27:62-66

“The imposter said that after three days he would rise.” 

Easter Morning 

John (blepō) the grave clothes from the entrance of the tomb

The word here is a common word.

Peter rushes in and scrutinized the grave clothes (theoreō) and notices how they were laid out.

John enters and sees what Peter has seen and the word that John uses is oraō and it means to see and

What made John believe? 

Bodies were not or burned at this time. 

Jesus was most likely wrapped with linen that was enclosed with spices and laid — his face, neck, and shoulders would have been left

How did the resurrection occur? 

Did he fight his way out of the wrapping?

Jesus, in some way, through the grave clothes and had a resurrected body. 

The grave clothes were lying there as they were — they hadn’t moved.  The body of Jesus had been removed. 

There is evidence for the resurrection

John Stott: Just a glance at the grave clothes showed the reality of the resurrection.

Jesus’ body was a body. 

Our hope lies in the (of which Jesus was the firstfruits). 

 

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