Easter Sunday
Reading I: Acts 10:34,37-43 II: Col 3:1-4
John 20:1-9

1 Early on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.
2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb.
4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in.
6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrapping lying there,
7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.
8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;
9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

Interesting Details
One Main Point

The resurrection is Jesus' ultimate glory. It is the sign of the victory over death, the hope for us, the basis for our Christian faith.

  1. Imagine that you standing in front of the empty tomb and looking in, what does the tomb look like? Is it foul? What do you see?
  2. Put yourself in Peter's place: guilt-ridden by his betrayal of Jesus, dispirited by Jesus' death, and, now, even the body was gone! Have you ever experienced moments when God is absent from your life?
  3. The beloved disciples saw the folded linen cloths and believed. Recall one specific sign that led you to believe in the Risen Lord.

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