John 20:11-18 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene

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John 20:11-18 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene (N.I.V.)

11-12. Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying.

As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been; one at the head and the other at the foot. 

13. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 

14. At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15. He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16. Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17. Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18. Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

—-Summary

This eyewitness testimony reveals a genuine reaction to meeting Jesus after she saw Him die on the cross. She was overwhelmed to see Jesus resurrected. 

  • Today’s Verse… Who is Jesus?  John 20:17.

‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ 

18. Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

Prayer, Praise and Worship

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 by praying along with this hymn – again – as it fits so well into our ongoing subject of the resurrection of Jesus;- “Up from the grave He arose…”, at this link…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA9R6e4fBhc

2nd reading of John 20:11-18 (Complete Jewish Bible)

11 but Miryam (Mary) stood outside crying. As she cried, she bent down, peered into the tomb, 12 and saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Yeshua had been, one at the head and one at the feet. 

13 “Why are you crying?” they asked her. “They took my Lord,” she said to them, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”

14 As she said this, she turned around and saw Yeshua standing there, but she didn’t know it was he. 

15 Yeshua Jesus) said to her, “Lady, why are you crying? Whom are you looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you’re the one who carried him away, just tell me where you put him; and I’ll go and get him myself.” 

16 Yeshua Jesus) said to her, “Miryam! (Mary!)” Turning, she cried out to him in Hebrew, “Rabbani!” (that is, “Teacher!”) 

17 “Stop holding onto me,” Yeshua (Jesus) said to her, “because I haven’t yet gone back to the Father. But go to my brothers, and tell them that I am going back to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” 

18 Miryam of Magdala (MaryMagdalene) went to the talmidim (disciples) with the news that she had seen the Lord and that he had told her this.

Pray along with this hymn… ‘Breathe on me, Breath of God’ at this link… “Breathe on me, Breath of God” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5keJHZdWYM

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Till I am wholly Thine,
Until this earthly part of me
Glows with Thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with Thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.

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