SERMON OUTLINE FOR APRIL 4, 2021
“TAKING THE RISK OUT OF DY(E)ING”
Matthew 28: 1 – 10
INTRODUCTION: Some time ago a newspaper carried an unusual headline. It read: “Test Takes Risk Out of Dyeing.” It was talking about dyeing hair. An expert on feminine beauty was being quoted. He said that a woman should make a test on one strand of hair before dyeing all of it. That makes sense. But it was the headline that attracted my attention. Jesus, on that first Easter morning, did something that would change the lives of us all forever – He took the risk
out of dying.
I. THE WOMEN DISCOVERED THAT GOD WAS STILL IN CONTROL.
A. Despite how things look to us on our “dark Fridays”, Sundays remind us who is in charge.
B. God had, has, and always will have, the last word.
II. THE WOMEN ALSO DISCOVERED THAT DEATH HAD BEEN DEFEATED.
A. Jesus Christ experienced a dramatic “change of circumstances”.
B. We too shall be gloriously changed.
III. THE WOMEN LEFT THE GRAVEYARD TO PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS.
A. These women were the first to tell the good news that Jesus was alive.
B. All those who would elevate their own program over God’s program will be defeated.
1 CORINTHIANS 15: 57 – 58 JOHN 11: 25 – 26
MATTHEW 27: 27 – 31, 62 – 66 JOHN 10: 10
PHILIPPIANS 1: 21, 3: 10 ROMANS 8: 38
GALATIANS 2: 20