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Bible Study: The Resurrection!
March 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This Wednesday, at our new time of 6:00pm, we’ll talk about the foundational event of our faith: the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The lectionary year is “B”, which means we’re looking at these stories through Mark. Interestingly, in Mark, the original documents ended with no post-resurrection appearance of Jesus. When the two Marys and Salome go to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus, they find the stone rolled back, and the tomb standing empty. Rather than seeing the resurrected Christ, or an angel from on high, they simply see a young man dressed in white who tells them that Jesus has risen, and they flee that place, afraid. In this, the earliest account of the life and ministry of Jesus, the empty tomb is surrounded with fear and mystery.
The Resurrection of Jesus
16When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’4When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. 5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6But he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.’ 8So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.