2John 201 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
3Mary Magdalene“. . . women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out” (Luke 8:2)“. . . but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene” (John 19:25)
4John 201 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
5John 202 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
6John 202 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
7John 20 Peter and “the other disciple” race to the tomb They see the vacant tomb and the cloth that had covered his face folded neatly away from the rest of the grave clothes“Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.”
8John 2011 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb.John 1620 “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful In the world you will have tribulation.”
9John 2012 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.Heaven and earth intersect:The stone is rolled away . . .The grave clothes are neatly folded . . .Two angels in white appear . . .
10John 2013 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
11John 2013 She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”
12John 2014 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
13John 2014 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
14John 2015 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”
15John 2015 Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”
16John 20 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).
17John 2017 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
18John 2018 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord” — and that he had said these things to her. The true beginning of all Christian mission is personal, transformative encounter with the resurrected Jesus Christ.
19Jesus’ questions for us on this Easter Sunday morning: Why are you weeping?Whom are you seeking?Jesus’ promise:“In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
27RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL VOWS Do you renounce all evil and powers in the world that defy God’s righteousness and love?I renounce them!Do you renounce the ways of sin that separate you from the love of God?
28Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept him as your Lord and Savior? Yes!I trust in him as my Lord and Savior.Do you intend to be Christ’s faithful disciple, trusting his promises, obeying his Word, honoring his church, and showing his love as long as you live?Yes! God helping me.