Christ Appears to Mary Magdalene

November 9, 2014 ()

Bible Text: John 20:11-18 |


Why does the Resurrection matter?

There are a number of important reasons why the resurrection is essential to Christianity. This sermon considers one:

1. B/c faith in the Resurrected Christ Alters everything.

It changes everything. While Jesus was dead Mary had no hope. All was darkness and despair. Life had lost its meaning and purpose. Her Lord was reduced to a dead Christ. All she could do was mourn. She had nothing to live for. There would be no kingdom of God on the earth – the King was dead. Death had overcome Him. The enemy had triumphed. All was lost. She would see Him no more.


The moment she saw Jesus all that changed. Hope leapt to life. Sorrow died – Joy flooded her soul. Suddenly Jesus was more glorious and amazing than she ever imagined. He had gone and conquered death. She had seen Him do many miraculous works in the past 3 years, but this by far excelled them all. What a Christ! What a Savior! She now truly sees Him as He is – the Divine Son of God.

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