John 20:1-10 Jesus Is Alive

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The hymn is under worship at the end now

A WORD IN YOUR EAR 

John 20:1-10 Jesus Is Alive

(Also in Matthew 28.1-10; Mark 16.1-8; Luke 24.1-12)

20:1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 

So the first day of the week is what Gentiles now call Sunday. 

2. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” 

3. So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 

4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 

The person called “The other disciple” here was ‘John’. Also for extra detail on the women’s discovery, see Luke’s account…

6. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7. as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 

This is an ‘eyewitness’ kind of detail. 

8. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 

10. Then the disciples went back to where they were staying. 

(NIV)

At least they were still all still hanging out together.

—-Summary

This skepticism shows the human side of the story  – and the very real eyewitness testimony, making it all the more real when they actually SEE Jesus alive – again. After all, they SAW Him die with their own eyes!

  • Today’s Verse… Who is Jesus? 

V. 9. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 

  • Today’s Challenge

John the Apostle believed…

8. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 

“The other disciple” was “John the Apostle”.

The others did not yet believe – without further proof!

9. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 

How much proof do you require before believing?

Prayer, Praise and Worship

“… He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” Matthew 14:23. 

Jesus taught His disciples what we call ‘The Lord’s Prayer’; (Luke 11).

Listen here to Albert Malotte’s ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, 

thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread. 

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever;- Amen.

Prayer suggestions;-

  1. The world. (ie ‘For those in authority.’)
  2. The ‘suffering church.’  https://barnabasfund.org/nz/pray/daily-prayer/#previous-dates
  3. Your own situation. (Suggest ‘needs’ rather than ‘wants’.)

Hymn

Meditate on this hymn as they sing, “Up from the grave He arose…” At this link… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pi-nB4HQCs

2nd reading of John 20:1-10

The Empty Tomb… Complete Jewish Bible

20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Miryam from Magdala (Mary Magdalene) went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 

2 So she came running to Shim‘on Kefa (Simon Peter) and the other talmid (disciple), the one Yeshua (Jesus) loved, and said to them, “They’ve taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they’ve put him!”

3 Then Kefa and the other talmid (disciple) started for the tomb. 

4 They both ran, but the other talmid (disciple) outran Kefa (Peter) and reached the tomb first. 

5 Stooping down, he saw the linen burial-sheets lying there but did not go in. 

6 Then, following him, Shim‘on Kefa (Simon Peter) arrived, entered the tomb and saw the burial-sheets lying there, 7 also the cloth that had been around his head, lying not with the sheets but in a separate place and still folded up.

8 Then the other talmid (disciple), who had arrived at the tomb first, also went in; he saw, and he trusted. 

9 (They had not yet come to understand that the Tanakh (Scriptures) teaches that the Messiah has to rise from the dead.)

10 So the talmidim (disciples) returned home…

‘Breathe on me, Breath of God…’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5keJHZdWYM

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