And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled the boulder back and sat upon it.
His appearance was like lightning, and his garments as white as snow.
And those keeping guard were so frightened at the sight of him that they were agitated and they trembled and became like dead men.
But the angel said to the women, Do not be alarmed and frightened, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, Who was crucified.
He is not here; He has risen, as He said . Come, see the place where He lay.
Then go quickly and tell His disciples, He has risen from the dead, and behold, He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.
So they left the tomb hastily with fear and great joy and ran to tell the disciples.
And as they went, behold, Jesus met them and said, Hail (greetings)! And they went up to Him and clasped His feet and worshiped Him.
Then Jesus said to them, Do not be alarmed and afraid; go and tell My brethren to go into Galilee, and there they will see Me.
While they were on their way, behold, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had occurred.
And when they had gathered with the elders and had consulted together, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers,
And said, Tell people, His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we were sleeping.
And if the governor hears of it, we will appease him and make you safe and free from trouble and care.
So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this story has been current among the Jews to the present day.
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed and made appointment with them.
And when they saw Him, they fell down and worshiped Him; but some doubted.
Jesus approached and, Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.
Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you John Wycliffe, The Wycliffe Bible.all the days (Webster's New International Dictionary offers this phrase as a definition of ``always."perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the close and consummation of the age. Some manuscripts do not contain this ending.Amen (so let it be).
Summary: Just as commitment is required to graduate from the school, so is required commitment to finish our spiritual life: our commitment to Christ Himself, the body of Christ which is church, and the the work of Christ. which is the ministry.
Summary: Today's sermon is about knowing God's calling upon our lives through His revealed will, which includes to love Him, be missionary, worship Him, to be holy, to grow in our faith, and to serve God by serving others.
Summary: Sunday Morning and the women approach the tomb where Jesus was. They encounter the angel, they encounter Jesus. The women - the last to leave the place where Jesus lay and the first to return. The conspiracy of the Roman guard and the Jewish leadership.
Summary: I hope one day that our last words will be worth mentioning. As we come to the end of the gospel of Matthew, there are 11 disciples now remaining. These would be some of the last words Jesus would say to them.
Summary: In English class, we've been given five questions to answer in every circumstance. How does answering those questions help us understand the marching orders we've been given in the Great Commission?
Summary: On this Easter Sunday morning, we stand amazed with the women who see the angel at the empty tomb. The angel announces to them, “He is risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.”
Summary: I fear many fail to consider the seriousness of Jesus' command to make disciples. As followers of Christ, we are all commanded to make other disciples. Thankfully, our Lord provided insight to His great command.
Summary: No one will go and make disciples, much less baptize a so-called follower without believing that Jesus gave them these final words.
These words from Jesus came out of concern, care and love...
Summary: The Epi center of Easter week still sends shock waves rippling through people’s heart and souls today. The earthquake’s which occurred back there in time are still shaking and quaking throughout this world thousands of years later!
Summary: When I think about the first disciples of Jesus there is one thing that I find really encouraging - they were very ordinary people, average people, people like you and me, people with faults and failings, imperfect people.