Jesus Christ had just been crucified. The disciples, fearing brutal persecution and death because of their association with Him, escaped into seclusion.
Terrified that Jesus really would rise from the dead or that His body would be stolen, authorities ordered heavy security at His tomb. Any Roman soldier who failed to keep Christ’s body in the tomb would likely face execution.
Yet this cataclysmic three-day period in history culminated in Christ’s glorious victory over death!
Don’t miss these and many more often-overlooked details about our Lord’s burial and resurrection in John MacArthur’s vivid five-message study of Matthew 27:57—28:15.