23:50-56, Laid Him In a Tomb Luke

Luke 23:50-56 has a somber tone. Jesus, now dead, was buried in a borrowed tomb. The Lord’s body was prepared with both respect and haste. Luke singled out two groups who participated in this grim act of love. First, a man named Joseph played a cameo role—his only appearance in the gospels. Second, the women who followed Jesus, ever-present and ever-faithful, observed the details and prepared to return to complete the task after the Sabbath had passed. We may well ask, what made the burial significant? Why did all four of the Gospel writers give attention to the details of Jesus’ burial? The answer to this question will be the focus of the sermon this Lord’s Day.