Taking Courage (v. 43)
What type of disciple are you?
A ____________ Disciple
True disciples remain true disciples (vv. 40-41, 47).
Secret disciples do not remain secret disciples (vv. 42-46).
This chapter declares the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead through the eyes of his disciples. With regards to Mary Magdalene the Spirit shows us hope and the blessed joy that shall be ours when we close our eyes and awake in the presence of our God and Savior.
Jesus' first personal appearance after His resurrection was to Mary Magdalene--a heart-warming 'reunion' that instructs us on love and relationships that are made new as a result of Jesus' resurrection. Jesus tells Mary not to cling to Him so that she may look forward to a new relationship with Him, His Father, and His brethren. The wonderful but much overlooked doctrine of Adoption is one of the great benefits that is possible from Jesus' resurrection.
"Mary!": First Appearance and Change of Relationships (Jn 20:11-18)
I. Exchange of Love (vv11-16)
---A. Mary's Motivation of Love (vv1-10)
---B. Mary's Meeting of Risen Lord (vv11-16)
II. Change of Relationships (vv17-18)
---A. Relationship with Jesus (v17a)
---B. Relationship with Father (v17b)
---C. Relationship with Brethren (v17c)
After the seven saying of Christ from the cross and then the miraculous events in response to Christ's death, we now see the humble but bold service from some unexpected disciples. God saves all types of sinners and gives them worth and uses them for His glory while sovereignly overseeing the details to prove His Son and His work.
Intro: Review of Seven Sayings & Miraculous Events after Death
I. The Courageous Disciples who were Women (Mt 27:55-56)
---A. Identity of the Women
---B. Information of the Women
---C. Importance of the Women
------1. Committed Servants
------2. Courageous Disciples
------3. Credible Witnesses
II. The Secret Disciple who was Courageous (Mt 27:57-61)
---A. Identity of Joseph
---B. Information of Joseph
---C. Importance of Joseph
------1. Example of Courage
------2. Expensive Grave
------3. Exclusive Tomb
Discussion of the controversial longer ending of Mark which is not found in some old manuscripts, but appears to be very consistent with the other Gospels and appropriate to the author. It is found in many second and third century manuscripts.
Becoming a Christian involves a total transformation. We see this beautifully narrated in the life of Mary Magdalene. We look at her old life, new life and two personal encounters with Christ, which transformed her life and strengthened her faith.
On the morning of Christ's resurrection, Mary Magdalene is given some evidence that makes it impossible for her to deny the fact that Christ had risen from the grave. The same evidence that she was given, is the same evidence that will bring us to that same conclusion.
Jesus Rose Again To Give me Life. John 20:1-18 The Resurrection is an essential part of the Gospel message and a key doctrine in the Christian faith.It proves that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that His atoning work on the cross has been completed and is effective.When the Sabbath was over and before the sun had even risen, she made her way to the tomb . Jesus's death and resurrection make it possible for us to be in a right relationship with God.The apostle John included details about what Mary saw in the empty tomb.Just as the people of Israel would experience the mercy of God at the temple on the Day of Atonement, we experience the grace of God as we look to the empty grave and the risen Savior. Jesus was our sacrificial Lamb, and His blood paid our sin debt .Mary was told to go and tell the Disciples that Jesus was alive and that He ascended back to the Father. It was to be a message of hope and blessing to those who mourned His death
The Master was now her Lord and God, for He had created a new spiritual relationship with men.
Why do all four gospels make such a point about the details of Jesus burial? His death matters, his resur-rection matters, but why is his burial so important? And what are the implications for us? Does it matter what happens to a dead body?
Greetings and welcome! This is our daily devotional for January 31, 2023. Today we continue our series on the Gospel according to John in chapter 20 with Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene. Thanks for joining us!
"And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not. Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass." (Luke 24:11-12)
The Road: From the Upper Room to the Empty Tomb Matthew 28:1-10Matthew reports five significant events surrounding the resurrection—events that stir interest and challenge action.Through the ages there have been many important victories won. We gather today to celebrate the most important victory in all of history—the triumph of Jesus Christ over the grave. It is the most important victory because it was a conquest over such a dreadful adversary. Thus, Easter Sunday every year is a cause for a festive celebration. The empty tomb still gives testimony today that Jesus has triumphed over three of life's most dreaded foes.Jesus has triumphed over three of life's most dreaded Enemy's.I. Triumph over Death.2. Triumph over Hell.3. Triumph over Sin.We know Jesus came to earth with purpose. He came to die for the sins of humanity. Had He not suffered the death of the cross there would have been no payment for sin. Had He not died we would not have been offered life. However, His death was not the end of the story. In fact, had His death been the end we would have no hope. Had Jesus not risen from the grave, He would've been like all other men. His resurrection sets Him apart from all who came before Him. His resurrection is the source and assurance of our hope!