Pastor Ron Roddey
"For He Is Risen (Easter Service)"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Matthew Chapters 27 & 28
27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching
Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared
greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
27:55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus
from Galilee, ministering unto him:
27:56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and
Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.
27:57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named
Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
27:58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate
commanded the body to be delivered.
27:59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen
27:60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the
rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and
27:61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over
against the sepulchre.
27:62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the
chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet
alive, After three days I will rise again.
27:64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third
day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto
the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse
than the first.
27:65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as
sure as ye can.
27:66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and
setting a watch.
28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began
to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the
other Mary to see the sepulchre.
28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the
Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat upon it.
28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I
know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place
where the Lord lay.
28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the
dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see
him: lo, I have told you.
28:8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great
joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them,
saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped
28:10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that
they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
28:11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the
city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
28:12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken
counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
28:13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away
while we slept.
28:14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and
28:15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this
saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain
where Jesus had appointed them.
28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth.
28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name
of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded
you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.