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RESURRECTION APPEARANCES Sunday 28 March

by Rev. Tony Rees on March 28, 2021

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body.  Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.  As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said.  “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.  He has risen!  He is not here.  See the place where they laid him.  But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee.  There you will see him, just as he told you.’” Mark 16:1-7

Last week we looked into who Jesus is – the only eternal Son – and how the resurrection which was supremely the work of God’s hands was the Father’s validation of His Son.  We then saw how coming to a saving faith today is a matter of trusting the testimony of God the Father as to his Son, which the Holy Spirit reveals to us.  So who first told you that Jesus had risen from the dead?  You might like to pray God’s blessing over that person and/or someone who has helped you in your Christian walk.

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