As the old song goes, “Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior. Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord! Up from the grave He arose; with a mighty triumph o'er His foes; He arose a victor from the dark domain, and He lives forever, with His saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!” Yes, indeed! The tomb is empty, and Jesus is alive! And in today’s message from Matthew 28:1-15, we’ll investigate this historical account as relayed to us by the Apostle Matthew.
Message #86: The Glorious Resurrection!
September 5, 2021 • Matthew 28:1–15
Message #87: The Story Continues...
September 19, 2021 • David Cotner III • Matthew 28:16–20
Today we end our 2 ½ year journey through the Gospel of Matthew. It has been an incredible journey as we have feasted our eyes on Jesus, “the founder and perfecter of our faith.” As we enter this final installment, we will delve into the Great Commission text of Scripture. As one commentator notes, this text (Matthew 28:16-20) is an “eminently teachable” section, ripe with relevancy and modern-day applications. So join us, one final time, as we dive into the book of Matthew to see and savor “Jesus In The Manuscript of Matthew”!
Message #85: The Crucifixion and Death
August 22, 2021 • Matthew 27:31–66
Today we enter into one of the darkest sections in all of Matthew’s Gospel Account. In Matthew 27:31-66, we witness the crucifixion, death, and burial of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. The perfectly sinless One dies for the totally sinful ones. Today we’ll unpack the specific (even surprising) details surrounding Christ’s crucifixion. Then we’ll discover the supernatural effects surrounding Christ’s death. And then we’ll stand amazed at the split actions surrounding Christ’s burial. It’s all coming up next as we end Matthew chapter 27!
Message #84: The Sentencing and Scourging
August 8, 2021 • David Cotner III • Matthew 27:1–31
Today we enter Matthew 27:1-31. As we do, we will witness the early Friday morning hours of Jesus’ passion week. We see so many things happening during these early morning hours...We see vipers slithering, Judas’ suicide, Jesus silent, crowds scream- ing, Pilate sentencing, and Jesus’ scourging. This fast-paced narrative is ripe with so many intense emotions as the suffering Servant gets ready to die for all of us...