April 21, 2019 ()

Bible Text: John 20: 11-22 |

In today's media market so many people are fascinated with television crime shows. Whether it is true crime or fictional crime, there appears to be a great demand for a crime drama. In fact, there are entire television channels dedicated to the distribution of crime dramas-be it true or made up. Even big media companies like CBS and NBC air fictional crime shows to satisfy our societies affinity toward crime. However, forensic dramas appear to be almost everywhere. Everything from Criminal Minds, FBI, Law and Order SVU, NCIS, and an all-time favorite CSI Las Vegas, Miami, and New York have to do with a group of forensic investigators working feverishly to solve often- grisly crimes.

Well, crime scenes are nothing new and date back to stories of violence that can be found in our own bibles. So as we consider Easter, I want us to take a page out of a crime scene investigator's responsibilities and check out some of the evidence at the tomb of Jesus. Let's look at what we can find in following the aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus. We find 3 critical elements of evidence that ought to impact our lives forever; an empty tomb, an excited follower, and empowered disciples.