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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Be not afraid

Rejoice.  He is Risen.

John 20:1-9

And on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen cometh early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre: and she saw the stone taken away from the sepulchre. She ran therefore and cometh to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved and saith to them:

They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre: and we know not where they have laid him.

Peter therefore went out, and the other disciple: and they came to the sepulchre. And they both ran together: and that other disciple did outrun Peter and came first to the sepulchre. And when he stooped down, he saw the linen cloths lying: but yet he went not in. Then cometh Simon Peter, following him, and went into the sepulchre: and saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin that had been about his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but apart, wrapped up into one place. Then that other disciple also went in, who came first to the sepulchre: and he saw and believed.

For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Mark 16: 1 - 8

  • And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalena, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
  • And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.  And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?  And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
  • And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
  • But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.  And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid


Patrick Flynn said...

Herein lies the cornerstone of Western civilization. Logical minds find great difficulty in accepting the resurrection as fact. It lies in contradiction of known evidence of the difference between life and death. Once a living thing expires, that physical life is over.
Yet, the last 2,000 years of history are living proof of extraordinary events occurring in the life and death of Jesus Christ. If not for Him, our world as it is would be unimaginable.The whole Western world, and it's fundamentals of individual liberty, God-given rights,capitalism as freedom would never have evolved. One need only look at other cultures, to find this is true.What other religion encourages our values?

veronica said...

Dear Fundamentals,

Thank you for your post. I'd like to add the following from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians - 5, 6-8.

Brothers & Sisters:
Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough? Clear out the old yeast,
so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, in so much as you are unleavened.

For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.

Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness,
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

"Mankind sees lifeless seeds, God sees rising flowers" Happy Easter....he has risen.