April 9, 2023 - Easter Sunday 10:00 AM CST
1 And when the Sabbath passed, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him.
2 And very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”
4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was very large.
5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed.
6 And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, the place where they laid Him.
7 But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you."'
8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment were gripping them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
"The Gospel does not merely promise believers that their sins have been forgiven, it also confirms that having been made right with GOd, they will one day receive a glorified resurrected body in which they will dwell forever in HIs presence. That promise is founded on the historical reality of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, which demonstrates His power over death." - Dr. John MacArthur
"But all their preparations leave them unprepared for the reality they encounter; what they intend to be a terminal visit is but a commencement. The Jesus they are 'looking for' enshrined a safe place cannot be found. The visit to the tomb is vintage Markian irony: the living are consumed with death, but the CrucifiedOne is consumed with life." - Dr. James R. Edwards