An Impossible Assignment
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An Impossible Assignment

From Series: Some Strange Ideas

Matthew 27:62-66  (ID: 1468)

Before His death, Christ foretold His resurrection, but the Pharisees and Sadducees thought that they could thwart God’s plan with human intervention. Alistair Begg walks us through several scenes surrounding the tomb in which Christ was buried—and from which He arose—and encourages us to weigh the evidence of a risen King for ourselves. True, saving faith hinges upon belief in this glorious resurrection, for when we bow before Jesus as our King, we no longer have to face Him as our Judge.

The Guard at the Tomb

62The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate 63and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise.’ 64Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.” 65Pilate said to them, “You have a guard10 of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.” 66So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.