Monthly Archives: April 2015

“From servitude to sonship by the grace of the Father”

“Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and … Continue reading

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“Mary”

“Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will … Continue reading

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“He Saw and Believed”

“So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed.” (John 20:8 NAS95) John–whom we believe is describing himself in this passage–has a moment of profound change when he witnesses the … Continue reading

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Oh the Details!

John’s account of the resurrection is replete with what can only be described as eyewitness details.  Here is a list of some: The name of the first person(s) that came to the empty tomb was Mary Magdalene Mary came to … Continue reading

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“[She] sees that the stone had been taken away from the tomb”

“Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene comes to the tomb early, while it is still dark, and sees that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she runs and goes to Simon Peter … Continue reading

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“They Laid Jesus There”

“So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.” (John 19:42, ESV) Surely, were it not for what immediately follows, these would be the saddest words in the Scriptures.  Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea

“After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took … Continue reading

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