Max Lucado – Oak Hills Church, Easter Weekend April 20-21, 2019
1. Extravagant _[preparation]_.
[They] brought about seventy-five pounds of myrrh and aloes. These two men took Jesus’ body and wrapped it with the spices in pieces of linen cloth, which is how they bury the dead (Jn. 19:39-40 NCV).
2. Miraculous _[resurrection]_.
Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance (John 20:1 NLT).
3. Honest _[examination]_.
[he]… saw the strips of linen cloth lying there… (Jn.20:5 NKJV)
He also saw the cloth that had been around Jesus’ head, which was folded up and laid in a different place from the strips of linen (Jn.20:7 NLT).
4. Easter _[invitation]_.
Christ died, and we have been joined with him by dying too. So we will also be joined with him by rising from the dead as he did (Romans 6:5 NCV).