Scripture text: Matthew 27:50-54          Preacher: Rev. David Sutherland           Date: 10 May 2015 (Evening)

This sermon was given on the occasion of the congregation’s Communion Thanksgiving service. The death of Jesus had such a far-reaching impact that the world would never be the same again. The sermon concentrates on the four effects of Jesus’ death recorded in Matthew’s Gospel — the rending of the temple veil, the earthquake, the opening of the tombs and subsequent raising of the saints, and the acknowledgement by the Roman soldiers that Jesus is indeed the Son of God. It ends with a challenge to all of us to reflect on the personal impact Jesus’ death has on us.

This concludes the series of three sermons delivered in the course of the congregation’s Communion season, the others being “The four insults given to Christ” and “Remembering the death of Jesus”.

The impact of the death of Jesus