- Our Savior willingly laid down His life to set us free (27:50-54).
- How does this passage confirm the promise of John 10:17-18?
- How did God clearly announce the sufficient sacrifice of Jesus?
- Loving women who needed hope, witnessed His death and burial (27:55-61).
- How painful would this have been for those who loved Jesus so deeply?
- How does this account add weight to their testimony of the resurrection?
- Frightened guards provide witness to the resurrection (27:62-66; 28:2-4, 11-15).
- What would it take to make experienced soldiers act like dead men?
- What obvious holes can you see in the published story by the guards?
- How do these events unwillingly add weight to the truthfulness of the resurrection?
- Loving women provide reliable witness to the resurrection (28:1, 5-8, 11).
- What had the women been discussing on their journey to the tomb? (Mark 16:1-4)
- How does it help us to know that the women were ‘afraid, yet filled with joy?’
- The only lasting hope for the world was announced by our risen Lord (28:8-10).
- What can we learn from the first worshipers of the risen Lord?
- How does our worship need to imitate theirs?
- What assignment does Jesus give to His first worshipers?
Call to Action: To realize and then share the only real hope for the world.