Mary Magdalene's Story PowerXpress Rotation
Scripture: Mark 16:1-11
Bible Verse: Do not alarmed;...He [Jesus] has been raised; he is not here. Mark 16:6
The story of the empty is the cornerstone of Christian faith. It is found in all four Gospels in slightly different versions. Mark tells it this way:
The Sabbath was over. It was against Jewish law to prepare a body for burial on the Sabbath, so the women had to wait and go to the tomb early in the morning of the following day. Three women, Mary Magdalene, Mary, mother of James, and Salome had prepared spices to anoint the body of Jesus as their custom. As they walked toward the tomb where Jesus' body lay, they wondered among themselves how they would move the great stone that sealed the entrance to the tomb. When they reached the tomb, they were amazed to see the tone had been rolled away. Carefully they entered the tomb and saw a young man dressed completely n white sitting where Jesus' body had been. They were frightened.
The young man told them not to be afraid. He said, "You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is they laid him. But go, tell us disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you." The three woman ran from the tomb because they were really frightened. They did not say anything to anyone.
Some early manuscripts end the story here, but other manuscripts continue with a longer ending. Versus 9-11 of the longer ending tell us that when Jesus rose on that first morning, he appeared to Mary Magdalene, from who he had driven out seven demons. She ran to find the disciples and told them that she had Jesus. When she told them Jesus was alive - that she had actually seen him - they did not believe her.
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