In Rome-occupied Israel, crucifixion tended to be the end of the story. Rome was very, very good at putting people to death. If Jesus Christ were just another prophet, the gospel of Mark would have ended in chapter 15. But as the gospel has made abundantly clear, Jesus is so much more! His brutal death on the cross was followed by His victorious resurrection from the dead. The empty tomb matters, in ways we don’t often think about. We’ll take time to examine some of those ways today.