Why is this day such a big deal? Because Jesus’ came back from the dead? Because his tomb was empty?
Other people have cheated death. Some of them – like Elijah – and (according to many) the Virgin Mary – managed to avoid dying at all.
That’s not it apparently. At least not if you read the text carefully.
It’s reasonable to expect that the women at the tomb on Easter Morning were present with Jesus in Bethany the week before when Lazarus was raised.
Even if they weren’t present, surely they must have heard all about it from those who were there.
There’s something else going on here.
The direct link to the sermon is found here.