The strongest feelings can focus on the worst possible facts, until faith steps in to rest on the best of them…He is Risen!



Hear the full audio of He is Not Here!”

A sermon on Mark 16:1-8 (ESV)

Resurrection of Our Lord / 1 April 2018


Job 19:23-27 (ESV)

23 “Oh that my words were written!

    Oh that they were inscribed in a book!

24 Oh that with an iron pen and lead

    they were engraved in the rock forever!

25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,

    and at the last he will stand upon the earth.[a]

26 And after my skin has been thus destroyed,

    yet in[b] my flesh I shall see God,

27 whom I shall see for myself,

    and my eyes shall behold, and not another.

    My heart faints within me!

1 Corinthians 5:6-8 (ESV)

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Mark 16:1-8 (ESV)

1 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?” 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. 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.


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