The women weren’t expecting Jesus to rise, but He did just as He said. So also we will rise just as He has said.

Scripture: Mark 16:1-8

ESV Text: Mark 16:1-8

Mark 16:1-8 (Listen)

The Resurrection

16:1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 16

     1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 201:
Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won

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1. Jesus lives! The victory’s won! 
Death no longer can appall me; 
Jesus lives! Death’s reign is done! 
From the grave Christ will recall me. 
Brighter scenes will then commence; 
This shall be my confidence. 

2. Jesus lives! To Him the throne 
High o’er heaven and earth is given. 
I shall go where He is gone, 
Live and reign with Him in heaven. 
God is faithful. Doubtings, hence! 
This shall be my confidence. 

3. Jesus lives! For me He died, 
Hence will I, to Jesus living, 
Pure in heart and act abide, 
Praise to Him and glory giving. 
Freely God doth aid dispense; 
This shall be my confidence. 

4. Jesus lives! I know full well 
Naught from me His love shall sever; 
Life nor death nor powers of hell 
Part me now from Christ forever. 
God will be a sure Defense; 
This shall be my confidence. 

5. Jesus lives! and now is death 
But the gate of life immortal; 
This shall calm my trembling breath 
When I pass its gloomy portal. 
Faith shall cry, as fails each sense, 
Jesus is my confidence!