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The Resurrection - Notes

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John 20:1

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene …

1. Mary Magdalene?

John 20:1-2

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 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!”

2. Empty Tomb?

John 20:11-12

 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.

3. Two Angels?

  • Exodus 37:1-9

John 20:13

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

4. Woman Crying in Graveyard?

5. Angels Asking the Question?

John 20:13-15

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

6. Jesus Asking the Question?

John 20:15

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.”

7. Man in the Garden?

8. Question in a Garden?

  • Genesis 3:8-11, 22-24

John 20:16

Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

9. The Gardener Knows my Name?

John 20:16-17

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

10. Don’t Touch?

John 20:18

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.

11. What’s up with mary?!

12. How Should I Respond?

  • To the CRUCIFIXION - Turn from your sin

  • To the RESURRECTION - Trust Jesus with your life

Jesus, I turn from my sin. I admit that I am a sinner and that I needed you to die on the cross for my sin. I repent of my sin and thank you for your loving sacrifice.

And Jesus, I now trust my life to you. As the risen Lord, I will follow you all my days knowing that some day I too will rise again to be with you forever. Amen.


I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Karl House