2053.) Luke 24:1-12

The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem, a popular site for pilgrims.

Luke 24:1-12 (NIV)

The Resurrection

1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.

Even as angels announced the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:8-15), so they also announced the resurrection of Jesus.

5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8Then they remembered his words.

Psalm 27:13 (ESV)

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living!

“Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.”

–N. T. Wright

Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, ‘Christ is risen,’ but ‘I shall rise.’

–Phillips Brooks

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Music:

GLAD sings one of their classics, “The Easter Song,”  HERE.

The progressive Christian rock band GLAD was formed on the campus of West Chester State University near Philadelphia during the early ’70s.

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9When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.

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B.C.  —  by Johnny Hart:  a comic for Easter Sunday.

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New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica

Images courtesy of:
Garden Tomb in Jerusalem.    http://gointosail.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/garden_tomb_sunshine-729942.jpg
Hart.   https://twitter.com/thedanielmartin/status/714094793924546561
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