How to Tell the Greatest Story Ever: Easter 2020April 12, 2020
How to Tell the Greatest Story Ever: Easter 2020
Luke 24:19 “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.”
Luke 24:21 “but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.”
Luke 24:22-23 “… some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23but didn’t find his body. … Angels said he was alive.”
Luke 24:27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Mark 1:2-3 It is written in Isaiah the prophet:
“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way”
3 “a voice of one calling in the desert,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’”
Mark 1:8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
Mark 2:7 “Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
Mark 2:10-11 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins… He said to the paralytic, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
Mark 2:12 ‘We have never seen anything like this!”
Mark 4:35-41 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
Mark 8:27-29 “Who do people say I am?”
28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”
29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”
Mark 16:1-7 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”
Mark 16:12-15 Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. 13 These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.
14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”