“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’” (Matthew 28:10)
Two Mary’s were comforted and commanded by Jesus. It was like Easter – Jesus had just been resurrected! How open to Him and His teaching were these early followers? Do you think they were ready to be totally devoted to Jesus?
Consider your relationship with Jesus when looking at what took place in Matthew 28:1-10.
“After the Sabbath, at dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.” (v. 1) [Are you searching for Jesus?]
“There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.” (v.2). [Are you open to and aware of God’s miraculous work?]
“His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.” (v. 3) [Has the work of God ever amazed you!]
“The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.” (v. 4) [How important is a ‘fear of the Lord’ and His work?]
“The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.’” (vs. 5-6) [How does His death and resurrection affect you?]
“Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” (v. 7) [Do you sense His commissioning on your life?]
“So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.” (v. 8) [Do you know of the fear and joy involved with telling others about Jesus?]
“Suddenly Jesus met them. ‘Greetings,’ he said. The came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.” (v. 9) [Does the risen Savior have your undivided worship?]
Our ‘Easter Schedule’ includes:
Good Friday Service (April 19 / 6:30 p.m. / Communion);
Fireside Room Continental Breakfast (April 21 / 8:30 a.m.); Easter Morning Worship Service (April 21 / 9:30 a.m. / Including Testimonies)
It’s the Easter Season – we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus! How open to Jesus and His teaching will you be during these times together? Are you ready to be totally devoted to Jesus?