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On the Third Day He Got Up!

In a moving, joyful, and celebratory sermon based on the great Resurrection chapter 15 in St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, the Rev. Kenneth Levingston preached, “’[Jesus] was buried,’ Paul writes. I think he wants to make sure we don’t think about this metaphorically and allegorically. Paul wants us to know he was buried, dead, dead. Not swooned or passed out or catatonic. He was dead, dead – dropped over the shoulder of Joseph of Arimethea and put in a tomb wrapped up and walked away from. He was dead. Rock put in front of the tomb. Nobody in. Nobody out. He was dead. Paul wants us to know the only way to overcome death is by the power of the resurrection.”

Levingston delivered the final presentation of the day at “Transformed! the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s Fourth Global Gathering,” at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 9, 2019. He went on to proclaim, “If the resurrection is true – and I believe it to be true – then we have hope in this world. Not only was Jesus buried. He was raised on the third day. They kept him in the grave all night Friday. Did you hear me? Not a sound, not a peep, all day Saturday. Weeping and mourning. But early on Sunday morning – before the rooster crowed and birds sung a hymn, before Peter, James, and John got up and wiped sleep from their eyes – Jesus already got up. On the third day he got up!”

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