Matthew – the Gospel of Fulfillment Chapter 28 Your Response
The importance of Jesus and His death for our sins on the cross cannot be over-emphasized and yet without the information in this chapter it would be meaningless. Without the resurrection of Jesus, His death would have been the result of His own sins, but the resurrection confirms that His death was for our sins and provides us the hope of eternal life. This chapter presents us with the possibility of 3 responses:
The Women who encountered Jesus - they Obeyed.
The Soldiers who guarded the grave of Jesus – they Denied what they knew had taken place.
The Disciples – some Doubted the reality of Jesus resurrection initially, until He appeared to them.
There is only one response that results in eternal life in heaven.