Fake News or Good News
You Decide

We are all familiar with the term “Fake News”. Life is full of Fake News and empty promises. Products
claim they will make us happier, cleaner, brighter, whiter, etc.


It doesn’t take long in this adult life to learn the world’s promises are empty. You may be wondering: Is
God any different? Does God keep His promises?

Numbers 23:19 Reminds us that, God is not a man, that he should lie.


I propose to you that instead of promises full of emptiness, God at that very first Easter, gave us
emptiness full of promises.

  1. The Cross:


Our sins took Jesus to the cross in our place: our lies, jealousy, anger, betrayal, not just those in
the crowd that day 2,000 years ago, but all the sins of all of history.


Romans 3:23 states, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”


Romans 6:23 states, “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord.


God nailed our sins to the cross of Jesus and He cried out, “It is finished”. Jesus paid the sin debt
we could never pay.


The Cross was now empty, and Jesus was moved to the tomb.

2. The Burial Clothes


According to custom, Jesus had been wrapped in spices and fine linens as His burial clothes. Yet,
when that Sunday morning came and His followers went to the tomb which had been sealed by
the Roman government to prevent tampering with the body, they found an empty tomb and empty
burial clothes. Even the Roman guards who were posted were shaken by the events.


John 20:1-10, in verse 8 John saw the empty clothes and believed.


That first Easter Sunday, God, the Father, used an empty cross, and empty burial clothes as a
symbol of hope for the believers.

The empty cross promises forgiveness for all our sins.


The empty clothes promise faith for those who doubt but stay close to God.


The empty tomb promises life everlasting to all who put their trust in the One who conquered
death.


Fake News or Good News
You Decide


Michael Quinton
Pastor
Mesquite Baptist Church
742 W. Pioneer Blvd, Suite A
Mesquite, NV 89027
Worship Sunday at 10:30
702-613-4232

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