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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“That You May Believe”

“But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He … Continue reading

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Tetelestai!

“When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” (John 19:30, ESV) The words “It is finished” are just one word in the Greek: Tetelestai [Τετέλεσται for … Continue reading

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Rejecting Jesus: To Infinity…and Beyond

“Many of the Jews read this inscription, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and it was written in Aramaic, in Latin, and in Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do … Continue reading

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