Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Mt. 28:1-15; Mk. 16:1-13; Lk. 24:1-35; Jn. 20:1-18


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Matthew Chapter Twenty-Eight

  1. Early Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene and Mrs. Mary Clopas came to the tomb and found it empty (Matt. 28:1-10).
    1. An angel appeared on the scene, causing an earthquake, rolling away the stone, and leaving the Roman guards senseless.
    2. This angel proclaimed the resurrection to the women and urged them to notify the Disciples.
    3. On their way to find the Disciples, the women were met by Jesus Himself (vv.8-10).
  2. The guards woke up and accepted a bribe to fabricate a story (Matt. 28:11-15).

(Chapter Twenty-Eight continues tomorrow)

Mark Chapter Sixteen

  1. Chapter 16 describes the Resurrection Sunday.
  2. The women came to the tomb with their spices, but found the stone rolled away (Mk. 16:1-8).  While they observed the empty tomb, an angel instructed them to encourage the disciples to follow the Lord’s final instructions (Mk. 16:7 cf. 14:28).
  3. What follows Mark 16:8 is among the most difficult of all textual problems in the New Testament.  
    1. The earliest Greek, Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, & Latin manuscripts end the Book at 16:8.
    2. Later manuscripts add one or more of three different endings to the Book.
    3. Pastor Bob believes the text to not be genuine to Mark, and not properly a part of the Bible.

(Chapter Sixteen continues tomorrow)

Luke Chapter Twenty-Four

  1. Luke’s Gospel agrees with Matthew & Mark on the visit of the women to the empty tomb on Sunday morning (Lk. 24:1-11).  [April 5th, 33AD]
  2. Luke’s Gospel gives a great description of the Emmaus road (Lk. 24:13-35), and the appearance to the disciples (Lk. 24:36-43).  Mark gave these events brief mention (Mk. 16:12-14).  Matthew did not record them at all.
  3. The Lord met with His disciples and “opened their minds” to understand the Scriptures.  He commissioned them for service, but admonished them to wait in Jerusalem until they receive the power they will need for service (Lk. 24:44-49).

(Chapter Twenty-Four continues tomorrow)

John Chapter Twenty

  1. John’s gospel alone records the Beloved Disciple’s footrace with Peter to the empty tomb (Jn. 20:1-10).
  2. John’s gospel alone records Jesus first resurrection appearance—to Mary Magdalene (Jn. 20:11-18).

(Chapter Twenty continues tomorrow)