Today’s passage: John 20:1-10
- Jesus’ grave is empty. Christ is risen!
- The Apostle John is the “other disciple” who went to the tomb with Peter.
- Mary Magdalene was concerned Jesus’ body had been stolen. But the fact that His burial clothes remained in the tomb eliminates grave robbery as a possibility.
- Jewish law required two male witnesses to confirm any evidence.
- Recording Mary’s testimony gives indication to the truth of the account.
- Recording John’s and Peter’s confirmation validates the testimony to those who would have wanted more witnesses (According to Jewish custom).
Questions to consider:
- John went to Jesus’ tomb bewildered. How did he leave (End of verse 8)?
- How do we see more evidence of the goal of John’s Gospel? What does he want the reader to know and understand? How does he want the reader to respond?
- What does the resurrection prove? If Jesus was still dead, would He have been a good teacher? A good prophet? An acceptable sacrifice for our sin?