My purpose for this message is to inform you that the empty tomb is an affirmation that – for those who trust in Jesus for salvation – our sin accounts have been emptied, also (Romans 4:24-25; II Corinthians 5:12-20). But that came at the greatest cost anyone ever paid for anything.
The sign-of-all-signs given that we might believe: Jesus’ resurrection from the dead (John 2:13-22).
The collision between God’s perfection and our sinfulness (Matthew 27:45-46).
Getting down to spiritual brass tacks (I Timothy 3:16; II Corinthians 5:21)...
We’re going to receive communion together here in moments. So, as we do so, let’s remember these things:
- That the heart of salvation is the Cross of Christ.
- That the reason salvation is so simple to obtain is that it cost God so much.
- That the Cross was the place where the way to eternal life was opened.
- But all the cost and pain of the collision was absorbed by the heart of God.
Do not receive of this bread nor of this cup in belief that doing so will save you; rather, do so because you’ve trusted in Jesus’ work on the cross.
And now, honor Him and Father God by remembering the tragic and great price they paid!