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(28:1) "As it began to dawn ... came Mary Magdalene and
the other Mary to see the sepulchre." |
How many women went to the sepulchre?
When did they arrive?
(28:2a) "There was a great earthquake."
(28:2b) "The angel of the Lord ... rolled back the stone and sat upon it."
Whom did they see at the tomb?
Was the tomb open or closed?
Were the men or angels inside or outside the tomb when first seen?
(28:3-4) "His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake,
and became as dead men."
(28:6) "He is risen."
Jesus came back to life after being dead for a while.
(28:8) "They departed quickly ... and did run to bring
his disciples word."
Did they immediately tell the disciples?
(28:9) "As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them.... And
they came and held him by the feet."
To whom did Jesus first appear?
Did Mary Magdalene recognize Jesus?
Was it OK to touch the risen Jesus?
Was Mary Magdalene happy or sad when she saw the risen Jesus?
(28:10) "Go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see
Where did Jesus tell his disciples to meet him?
(28:15) "Until this day"
Once again (see also 27:8),
the phrase "until this day" implies that the gospel of Matthew
was not written until long after the events supposedly occurred.
(28:16) "The eleven disciples went away into Galilee."
How many disciples did Jesus appear to in his first post resurrection appearance?
(28:17) "When they saw him ... some doubted."
Even some of Jesus' apostles doubted that
the allegedly risen Christ was really Jesus. Well if they weren't sure, how could we ever be?
(28:18) "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."
How much power did Jesus have?
(28:19) "Teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
Should the gospel be preached to everyone?
In whose name is baptism to be performed?
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of
the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know
that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead;
and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I
have told you.
And they departed
quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring
his disciples word.
And as they went to
tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came
and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
Then said Jesus unto
them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee,
and there shall they see me.
Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city,
and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they
gave large money unto the soldiers,
Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we
And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure
So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is
commonly reported among the Jews until
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed
And when they saw him,they
worshipped him: but some doubted.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and,
lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
- Teach everyone to obey all of Jesus's commandments.
- Teach all nations ... Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. 28:18-20
- Baptize everyone in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
- Go ye therefore, ... baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 28:19
- Dwindling in Unbelief
- In the name of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the Divine Guide, Amen (Matthew 28:19)
- Christian Responses
- The Annotated Skeptic's Annotated Bible
- They came
unto the sepulchre (Matthew 28)
- Matthew 28 (Preface) - The Easter Challenge
- Matthew 28:1 - The Time of the Tomb-visit(s)
- Matthew 28:1 - How Many Women Went to the Tomb?
- Matthew 28:2 - Where were the Angels?
- Matthew 28:2-3 - The Rolling Stone
- Matthew 28:2 - Whom Did the Women See?
- Matthew 28:8 - The Women's Message
- Matthew 28:9 - Who Saw Jesus First?
- Matthew 28:9 - Mary Magdalene
- Matthew 28:9 - Mary, Let Go of Me
- Matthew 28:10 - Where's the Rendesvous-point?
- Matthew 28:15 - Unto This Day, Again (Cross-reference)
- Matthew 28:17 - Doubting Disciples
- Matthew 28:19 - Baptism: In Whose Name?
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