Easter at Access – No Body

Pastor Jason Burns

March 31, 2024

  • “You think this is bad? You should see the other guy!”

Luke 24  //  On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”

  • Nobody expected no body.
  • Why 3 Days?

1 Peter 2:21 (MSG)  //  This is the kind of life you’ve been invited into, the kind of life Christ lived. He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step.

  • Friday
    • The Day of Pain
    • Nobody wants to hurt.
  • Types of Pain:
    • Physical Pain
    • Emotional Pain
    • Relational Pain

Romans 8:28  //  And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

  • There is no pain that His purpose cannot redeem.
  • Saturday:
    • The Day of Confusion
    • Nobody loves chaos.
  • When we’re confused:
    • We want answers.
    • We begin to doubt.
    • We give up.
    • We feel alone.
  • There is no confusion that His presence cannot calm.
  • Sunday
    • The Day of Resurrection

John 11:25-26  //  “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

  • There is no death that His power cannot resurrect.
“Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today He is the centerpiece of the human race and the leader of the column of progress. I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that One Solitary Life.” - James Allen Francis
  • Undeniable

Romans 8:11 (NLT)  //  “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.”

  • Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good. He came to make dead people alive.
  • Easter is meant to be EXPERIENCED, not just CELEBRATED