The Festival of the Resurrection

April 3, 2021

Series: Easter

Bible Passage(s): Mark 16:1-7

Sermon Date: April 4, 2021

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!

The Easter Gospel with comment: Mark 16:1-7

[the sadness] When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they could go and anoint him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb at sunrise.

[the dilemma] They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone from the entrance to the tomb for us?”

[the surprise] Looking up, they noticed that the stone — which was very large — had been rolled away.

[the fear] When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side; they were alarmed.

[the beginning of restoration and mission] “Don’t be alarmed,” he told them. “You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they put him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see him there just as he told you.’”

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!