We come to the final paragraph in the twenty-third chapter of the Luke account of the life of our Lord Jesus. Let's open our Bibles to Luke chapter 23 and verses 50 through 56. This section of Luke's gospel looks at the burial of Jesus. And, I guess, counter intuitively I've entitled it, "The supernatural burial of Jesus." That might be a little like an oxymoron, how can a burial be supernatural? We looked at the cross and we saw some supernatural elements there, the darkness, the earthquake, the rocks splitting, the rending of the temple curtain, the resurrection of the dead, miraculous, for sure. And certainly when we talk about the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that is a massive miracle as He comes back from the dead and gives life to His own body. But in what sense is the burial of Jesus supernatural?
I suppose the burial of Jesus isn't something you've considered a lot. We celebrate the death of Christ and the resurrection of Christ, but the burial of Christ is as supernatural and as divinely wrought as anything else in the incarnation. In fact, the burial of Jesus is so important that all four gospel writers talk about it and they give detail. And the detail they give is related to the supernatural elements of His burial....
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John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry... gty.org