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Heaven's Burial

John 19:38-42  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  47:49
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Two Secret Followers

Joseph

Matthew 27:57
57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:
Mark 15:43
43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counseller, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
Luke 23:50–51
50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counseller; and he was a good man, and a just: 51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus

John 3:1
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
John 7:50–51
50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) 51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?

The Type of Funeral

Jewish

Matthew 27:59
59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
Genesis 23:19
19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

Hurried

Matthew 27:60
60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
Isaiah 53:9
9 And he made his grave with the wicked, And with the rich in his death; Because he had done no violence, Neither was any deceit in his mouth.

The Timeless Offering

Part of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:4
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Meaningful Labor

1 Corinthians 15:58
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
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