Dr. Charles R. Peters
"His Tomb Is Empty But His Throne Is Occupied"
Smith Grove Baptist Church
Colfax, North Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, April 16, 2017
Matthew Chapter 28 & Mark Chapter 16
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.
16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary
Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet
spices, that they might come and anoint him.
16:2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came
unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone
from the door of the sepulchre?
16:4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for
it was very great.
16:5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on
the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were
16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of
Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the
place where they laid him.
16:7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before
you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
16:8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they
trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for
they were afraid.
16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he
appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
16:10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned
16:11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen
of her, believed not.
16:12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they
walked, and went into the country.
16:13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they
16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and
upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they
believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the
gospel to every creature.
16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned.
16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall
they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing,
it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up
into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working
with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.