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TITLE:  Resurrection Happenings
TEXT: Mark 16:1-11
PROPOSITION:  There are four important events which happened at the resurrection of Jesus.
KEY WORD:  Happenings


  1. The core, center, foundation of Christianity is the resurrection.
  2. There are four events that happened in conjunction with the resurrection.

 The Stone Rolled (4)

  1. There was a violent earthquake.
  2. The stone was 8 ft. in diameter, 1 foot thick, weighed 4 tons
  3. Women wondered – who will roll the stone for us?
  4. God rolled the stone.
    1. The stone was not moved to let Jesus out.
    2. It was moved to let the women, apostles and us see in.
  5. All of us have stones in our lives – we need them rolled away.
  6. Fear, distress, worry, problems, disease, family, personal problems
  7. NOTE: God still moves stones.

The Guards Feared (Matthew 28:4)

  1. They shook with fear. They became as dead men.
  2. They knew the Roman law – They would die for their “crime” of letting this dead prisoner escape.
  3. Some people should fear God but have no concern about eternity, hell, judgment, etc.
  4. Hebrews 10:31 – It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
  5. Matthew 10:28 – Do not fear one who can only kill the body,

The Woman Ran (8)

  1. Retired couple decided to walk 2 miles a day – walk 1 mile out, turn around and walk back – At turn around, husband asked wife is she could make it back – She said yes – He said, Good, go get the car and come pick me up.
  2. We all need some exercise – physical and spiritual
  3. The church needs more runners
  4. We have no right to keep this news to ourselves. It must be shared.

The Savior Appeared (9)

  1. Human reasoning says nobody comes back from the dead.
  2. We can stimulate nerves and muscles in a dead body – but not put life back
  3. Jesus appeared.
    1. Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians 15 – appeared.
    2. Peter’s argument – I was an eye witness
    3. Thomas’ proof – I saw, touched, spoke with Jesus
  1. If God can raise the dead – think what He can do in your life.


  1. Leonardo da Vinci – painted the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples
  2. A friend observed the painting with all the detail – “cup is so real”
  3. Brush blurred the cup – Nothing should divert attention from Jesus.

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