Resources by Resurrection

A Visit to the Tomb

THE holy women, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, came to the sepulchre, hoping to find there the body of their Lord, which they intended to embalm. Their intention was good; their will was accepted before God; but, for all that, their desire was not gratified, for the simple reason that it was contrary to God’s design: it was at variance with even what Christ had foretold and plainly declared...

Matthew 28:6

Though He Were Dead

John 11:24-26

The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus

Apr 9 FROM long sickness my mind is scarcely equal to the work before me. Certainly, if I had ever sought after brilliance of thought or language, I should have failed to-day, for I am almost at the lowest stage of incapacity. I have only been comforted in the thought of preaching to you this morning by the reflection that it is the doctrine itself which God blesses, and not the way...

2 Timothy 2:8

Following the Risen Christ

Mar 28 THE resurrection of our divine Lord from the dead is the corner-stone of Christian doctrine. Perhaps I might more accurately call it the key-stone of the arch of Christianity, for if that fact could be disproved the whole fabric of the gospel would fall to the ground. If Jesus Christ be not risen then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain; ye are yet in your sins....

Colossians 3:1-2

The Power of the Risen Saviour

Oct 25 THE change from “the man of sorrows ” before his crucifixion to the “Lord over all” after his resurrection is very striking. Before his passion he was well known by his disciples, and appeared only in one form, as the Son of man, clad in the common peasant’s garment without seam, woven from the top throughout; but after he had risen from the dead he was on several occasions unrecognized...

Matthew 28:18-20

The Resurrection Credible

Aug 25 CONCERNING the souls of our believing friends who have departed this life we suffer no distress, we feel sure that they are where Jesus is, and behold his glory, according to our Lord’s own memorable prayer. We know but very little of the disembodied state, but we know quite enough to rest certain beyond all doubt that— “They are supremely blest, Have done with sin, and care, and woe, And...

Acts 26:8

The Power of Christ Illustrated by the Resurrection

Jan 19      I should mislead you if I called these verses my text, for I intend only to lay stress upon the closing expression, and I read the two verses because they are needful for its explanation. It would require several discourses to expound the whole of so rich a passage as this.      Beloved, how intimately is the whole of our life interwoven with the life of Christ!...

Philippians 3:20, 21

The Coming Resurrection

Oct 17 THE doctrine of the resurrection of the dead is peculiarly a Christian belief. With natural reason, assisted by some little light lingering in tradition, or borrowed from the Jews, a few philosophers spelled out the immortality of the soul; but that the body should rise again, that there should be another life for this corporeal frame, was a hope which is brought to light by the revelation of Christ Jesus....

John 5:28-29

The Stone Rolled Away

Mar 28 As the holy women went towards the sepulchre in the twilight of the morning, desirous to embalm the body of Jesus, they recollected that the huge stone at the door of the tomb would be a great impediment in their way, and they said one to another, “Who shall roll us away the stone?” That question gathers up the mournful enquiry of the whole universe. They seem to have put...

Matthew 28:2