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Daily Bible Reading (Thursday, March 1st)


Mark 16 (ESV)


The Resurrection

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

[Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9–20.]a]">[a]

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

[[Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 11 But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.

Jesus Appears to Two Disciples

12 After these things he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. 13 And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.

The Great Commission

14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.]]


  1. Mark 16:9 Some manuscripts end the book with 16:8; others include verses 9–20immediately after verse 8. At least one manuscript inserts additional material after verse 14; some manuscripts include after verse 8 the following: But they reported briefly to Peter and those with him all that they had been told. And after this, Jesus himself sent out by means of them, from east to west, the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation. These manuscripts then continue with verses 9–20


He is Risen! Thank you Lord for the hope and the promise that we have in the resurrection. Help me to continuously and boldly proclaim the good news and to tell others of this hope.

What an important event is the resurrection, the Lord has risen; if he wouldn't resurrected, vain would be our faith (1 Corinthians 15:14), but glory be to God because he has risen!

Bruce is right, we tend to become complacent with respect to the resurrection. We live because he lives. We serve a living God. The tomb is empty and will stay that way.

“He has risen. He is not here” seems so matter of fact (which it is) but also the most spectacular truth in history! Looking forward to celebrating Resurrection Sunday with our brothers and sisters, but it’s always a good day to reflect on the event that gives all of us hope.

We are so prone to take the resurrection for granted. It is the clincher in regards to who Jesus is and what He accomplished. The resurrection needs to have a more prominent place in our gospel presentations. Praying today that I would be seized by trembling and astonishment at this great reality - He is Risen!

'Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation' - Lord, that we would lay down our idols and speak boldly the glory of the gospel of the risen Christ.

He is Risen! Death has been defeated. Praise be to God.

Vs. 15 is our God ordained mission for while we are on earth. Oh Lord, help me to take fulfilling my mission seriously. Help me to keep my eyes on the reason I am here and not get distracted from that purpose. Help my life to be a bright light to those around me and draw them to Christ!

Praise God for the resurrection of his son Jesus! This is the hope we have in eternal salvation because death was conquered once and for all. God I pray that you would help my unbelief, squash any amount of doubt in my heart. I ask that you would strengthen my faith and belief in you so that I will one day be saved.

He has risen; He is not here. The tomb is empty. Death could not contain Him. Satan trembles at this because he knows his doom is sure in Hell for eternity...but not for those who believe! We believe! Thank you, Jesus!

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