The Empty Tomb Miracle: Moving Past Our Silence and Our Fear: April 1, 2018

Apr 01, 2018   •     •   Mark 16:1-8

The Empty Tomb Miracle: Moving past Our Silence and Our Fear

Scripture Reading 讀經:Mark馬可福音16:1-8

1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.  6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.'” 8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. 1 過了安息日,抹大拉的馬利亞雅各的母親馬利亞撒羅米買了香膏,要去膏耶穌的身體。 七日的第一日清早,出太陽的時候,她們來到墳墓那裡, 彼此說:「誰給我們把石頭從墓門滾開呢?」 那石頭原來很大,她們抬頭一看,卻見石頭已經滾開了。 她們進了墳墓,看見一個少年人坐在右邊,穿著白袍,就甚驚恐。 那少年人對她們說:「不要驚恐!你們尋找那釘十字架的拿撒勒人耶穌,他已經復活了,不在這裡。請看安放他的地方! 你們可以去告訴他的門徒和彼得說:『他在你們以先往加利利去,在那裡你們要見他,正如他從前所告訴你們的。』」 她們就出來,從墳墓那裡逃跑,又發抖又驚奇,什麼也不告訴人,因為她們害怕。


Sermon 信息:The Empty Tomb Miracle: Moving Past Our Silence and Our Fear  空墳奇蹟:勝過我們的沉默和恐懼


  1. What does the resurrection mean?  復活的意義
  2. The resurrection gives meaning to the cross十字架下的復活
  3. The resurrection makes history and proves the love of God復活彰顯和見證了上帝的愛
  4. In Holy Communion we rejoice and witness the power of resurrection. It is a holy time聖餐中,我們喜樂地經歷復活的大能。在這分別為聖的時刻理應
  • A time of Confession  認罪悔改
  • A time to Look Back  回顧往事
  • A time to Look In    自我省察
  • A time to Look Up  仰視救主
  • A time to Look Around   互為肢體
  • A time to Look Forward  關注目標
  • A time to Look Outward  傳揚福音



Let no one grieve at his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed.  Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave.  Let no one fear death, for the Death of our Savior has set us free. He has destroyed it by enduring it.                  John Chrysostom, ca. 400 B.C. Church Father


The waters are rising, but so am I. I am not going under, but over.

Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army


Christ’s risen life has already intruded into death’s domain and reigns in a sense already so that the days of death’s reign are now numbered. The evil dragon of the Apocalypse knows that his time is short (Rev. 12:12).                          Frank D. Macchia, Vanguard University


The greatest negative in the universe is the Cross, for with it God wiped out everything that was not of Himself: the greatest positive in the universe is the resurrection, for through it God brought into being all. Watchman Nee, Church Leader


Jesus Christ did not come into this world to make bad people good; He came into this world to make dead people live.                Lee Strobal, Investigative Journalist
When the drama of history is over, Jesus Christ will stand alone on the stage. All the great figures of history … will realize that they have been but actors in a drama produced by another.                Helmut Thielicke, Pastor and Theologian