Great Plains Daily Devotional for 4/10/2023: Matthew 28:1-10

Today please be in prayer for

Church of the Resurrection: Confirmation Pastor
Kansas City District
Church of the Resurrection: Leawood Pastoral Care Resident
Kansas City District
Church of the Resurrection: Silver Link Ministry
Kansas City District
Church of the Resurrection: Associate Pastor
Kansas City District

Today's Lectionary Text

Matthew 28:1-10

After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers and sisters to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Today's Devotional

Consider these questions, and discuss them on our Facebook page.
  • Where do the first witnesses of the Resurrection show confusion and where do they show belief?  
  • How might the fears and expectations of Jesus’ followers after witnessing Jesus’ death shape their reaction to the news of Jesus’ resurrection?
  • What questions about the Resurrection would you like to ask?
  • What is your understanding of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead?
  • How would you explain the hope and joy of Easter to a friend or coworker?
  • How might you continue to celebrate Resurrection this coming Easter season?
-- Discipleship Ministries


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