A Man of His Word
“On the next day, which followed the Day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together to Pilate, 63 saying, “Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise.’ 64 Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him away, and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead.’ So the last deception will be worse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go your way, make it as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting the guard.”
I. The First To Fer His Words Was The Chief Priest and Pharisees
A. They asked for Pilate’s help
B. They feared the resurrection.
1. They sealed the tomb entrance.
2. Then, they posted their guard
II. The Next To Fear His Words Was Saul of Tarsus
A. He was blinded by religion.
B. He was blinded by Tradition.
C. He was blinded by The Light.
III. The One Who Continually Struggles with His Word is Satan Himself
A. He began in the Old Testament.
B. He continued in the New Testament.
C. He continues still Today.
IV. Perhaps You are Struggling with His Word
A. Man attempts to work out his own salvation.
B. Man attempts to keep Jesus in a box.
C. I have three suggestions to keep Jesus away.
1. Begin with activity.
2. Fill your live with pleasure.
3. Become very religious.