HE LIVES


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.2So 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!”

3So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.4Both were running, but the other disciple out ran Peter and reached the tomb first.5He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.

6Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there,7as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen.8Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.9(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)

10Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

11Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb12and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”14At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

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.”

16Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

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

17Jesus 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.’”

18Mary 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.

19On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”20After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

John 20:1-20 New International Version (NIV)

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Audrey
"Amen, amen, I'm alive, I'm alive because He lives..." -I've been singing this beautiful tune from Matt Maher, Because He Lives (amen).
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Wilson
The remarkable difference between Christianity and other religions is this. Their founders and promoters dead bodies are still in the graves, but Jesus is still living in His body. Thank God we are not identified with the dead, but with the living. He is alive! No controversy. Thank you very much Pastor. l
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Peculiar
This, for me, is the greatest miracle, the most beautiful testimony, of all times! The significance of His resurrection is many things to me: He showed me how special I am, It communicates the level of victory I operate in,... Hallelujah! He is alive!!
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Edidiong
He lives therefore we in Christ live. Thank you Jesus!
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Chisom Ikengwu
Because he lives, I can face tomorrow. thanks pastor Anita for this inspiring scripture.
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Angel
Jesus resurrection is the key to the Christian faith. Why? (1) Just as he said, Jesus rose from the dead. We can be confident, therefore, that he will accomplish all he has promised. (2) Jesus' bodily resurrection shows us that the living Christ, not s false prophet or imposter, is ruler of God's eternal Kingdom. (3) We can be certain of our own resurrection because Jesus was resurrected. Death is not the end - there is a future life. (4) The divine power that brought Jesus back to life is now available to us to bring our spiritually dead selves back to life. (5) The Resurrection is the basis for the church's witness to the world.
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Nicki
Yes. Christ lives indeed and we are alive in HIM, glory hallelluia!
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Ladylo
I am blessed to your teachings
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pauline
Because He lives we also lives and we known that his peace will always be with us.what ever that is death in our spiritual life will come back to life by His ressurrection power.God bless u pastor Anita.