‘You be the jury’ (Matthew 28:1-15)

In this Easter Sunday sermon Matthew’s account of the resurrection of Jesus is examined. If the case were put before a court of law with a judge and jury, the claims of Apostles that Jesus was alive would have to be examined seriously. Historians of the day had no doubt that the facts were not in dispute. The tomb was empty. The prosecutor may argue that either Jesus was not dead or that his body had been stolen. The defence may argue in return than there were more than 500 eyewitnesses who all saw Jesus alive. The matter is of great importance. Eternity depends upon it!