Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter!!!

He is Risen!!! John 20 1The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. 3Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. 5And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. 6Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, 7And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. 9For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. 10Then the disciples went away again unto their own home. 11But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 12And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have laid him. 14And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 16Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 17Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. 18Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the LORD, and that he had spoken these things unto her. 19Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 20And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD. 21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. 24But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. 26And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God. 29Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. 30And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.


Roy Elsworth said...

question wasn't it the third day that he had risen from the cave. at least thats what I was taught. which would make that tomorrow not today. he was hung from the cross on a friday and risen three days after. I thought that would bee easter Monday.

Anonymous said...

not being one to split hairs but if you really want accuracy for a date you have to use the jewish calendar. no matter, Christ died for our sins and we can expect Grace from God if we confess and repent.

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter! Now isn’t that an oxymoron! Just wait until some Islamismist is offended and you’ll never be able to say that again! Just like “Happy Holidays”! So in light of being politically correct: “happy spring time”!

Anonymous said...

Roy Elsworth: "...wasn't it the third day that he had risen...?"

Friday = day 1
Saturday = day 2
Sunday = day 3

Also: "Early on the first day of the week..." (John 20:1a). (First day of the week being Sunday).

And Dr. Roy, there are modern, accurate translations of the Bible in English like the NKJV and ESV -- you don't need to quote the KJV in the 21st century anymore (though I do admire it for historical and aesthetic reasons).

Also, isn't Mary's reaction interesting? -- "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!'"

Her reaction is not: "Oh, of course, it's the third day, he rose from the dead!" Her reaction is that someone took the body. The reason I say this is because the gospels aren't trying to fabricate the story -- they're telling it like it really is. Yes, Jesus rose from the dead but they didn't believe it at first. If the gospel writers were fabricating the story, why would they talk about the disbelieving Mary and the doubting Thomas?

Roy Elsworth said...

anonymous you could be rite I guess I was thinking that friday wasn't counted as a day because he hadn't died rite away he was still talking on the cross. and when he had died acording to the movies I seen it was getting dusk when he died. but you could be rite. so I was think saturday as a full day sunday and monday. and I thought the rock was so big that no one could move it bye hand. so when the cave door was moved and no one was in there then they knew he had rose from the dead. But you probably know the bible better then me.

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