The First Witness John 20:1-18 Easter 2009
<ul><li>Jesus chose the most unlikely candidate to proclaim His Good News: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A WOMAN! </li></ul></ul><...
What do we know about Mary Magdalene? <ul><li>Had 7 demons cast out by Jesus (Luke 8:2) </li></ul><ul><li>Present at the c...
<ul><li>Why did Jesus choose Mary Magdalene  </li></ul><ul><li>as the first witness? </li></ul>
John 20:1-18 (NASB95) <ul><li>1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still...
John 20:1-18 (NASB95) <ul><li>6 And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wr...
John 20:1-18 (NASB95) <ul><li>11 But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and look...
John 20:1-18 (NASB95) <ul><li>15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to b...
Learning more about Mary Magdalene  <ul><li>Followed Jesus to the crucifixion </li></ul><ul><li>Followed Jesus’ body to th...
The Good News <ul><li>“ …  go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your ...
EXPLAINING  THE GOOD NEWS S I N THE FATHER HOLY SPIRIT MANKIND
Why did Jesus choose Mary? <ul><li>Why chose the broken, needy & weepy Mary? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s because that’s how God...
Matthew 5:3-10 (NASB95) <ul><li>3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>The nature of the Gospel =  </li></ul><ul><li>LIBERATION for the oppressed! </li></ul>
<ul><li>You can experience the resurrected Christ only by acknowledging your brokenness and seeking His help. </li></ul>
 
The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Lord I come to You </li></ul><ul><li>Let my heart be changed, renewed </li></ul><ul><li>Flo...
The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Hold me close </li></ul><ul><li>Let Your love surround me </li></ul><ul><li>Bring me near <...
The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Lord unveil my eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Let me see You face to face </li></ul><ul><li>The kno...
The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Hold me close </li></ul><ul><li>Let Your love surround me </li></ul><ul><li>Bring me near <...
The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Giờ con xin  đế n  đâ y </li></ul><ul><li>Lòng này con mong Cha  đổ i thay </li></ul><ul><l...
The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Nhờ (Ngài) phủ bao  </li></ul><ul><li>bằng tình yêu của chính Cha </li></ul><ul><li>Đ ượ c ...
The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Hold me close </li></ul><ul><li>Let Your love surround me </li></ul><ul><li>Bring me near <...
 
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John 20_1-18 The First Witness (EASTER 2009)

  1. 1. The First Witness John 20:1-18 Easter 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Jesus chose the most unlikely candidate to proclaim His Good News: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A WOMAN! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ it’s better that the words of the Law be burned, than be delivered to a woman” (a rabbinic saying) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mary Magdalene = a little known woman! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What do we know about Mary Magdalene? <ul><li>Had 7 demons cast out by Jesus (Luke 8:2) </li></ul><ul><li>Present at the crucifixion & the tomb </li></ul><ul><li>THE FIRST PERSON to witness the risen Christ & proclaim the Good News </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Why did Jesus choose Mary Magdalene </li></ul><ul><li>as the first witness? </li></ul>
  5. 5. John 20:1-18 (NASB95) <ul><li>1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, while it was still dark, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. </li></ul><ul><li>2 So she ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” </li></ul><ul><li>3 So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb. </li></ul><ul><li>4 The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first; </li></ul><ul><li>5 and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. </li></ul>
  6. 6. John 20:1-18 (NASB95) <ul><li>6 And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, </li></ul><ul><li>7 and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. </li></ul><ul><li>8 So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed. </li></ul><ul><li>9 For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. </li></ul><ul><li>10 So the disciples went away again to their own homes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. John 20:1-18 (NASB95) <ul><li>11 But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; </li></ul><ul><li>12 and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. </li></ul><ul><li>13 And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” </li></ul><ul><li>14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. </li></ul>
  8. 8. John 20:1-18 (NASB95) <ul><li>15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” </li></ul><ul><li>16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). </li></ul><ul><li>17 Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’ ” </li></ul><ul><li>18 Mary Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Learning more about Mary Magdalene <ul><li>Followed Jesus to the crucifixion </li></ul><ul><li>Followed Jesus’ body to the tomb </li></ul><ul><li>First one to arrive at the tomb Sunday morning </li></ul><ul><li>Showed an uncalculated & undeterred DEVOTION to Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Clingy! </li></ul><ul><li>Became the FIRST WITNESS of the Good News </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Good News <ul><li>“ … go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.’ ” (John 20:17) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus is ALIVE! </li></ul><ul><li>“ my Father and your Father, my God and your God” </li></ul>SERVANTS  DISCIPLES  FRIENDS  BETRAYERS BROTHERS!
  11. 11. EXPLAINING THE GOOD NEWS S I N THE FATHER HOLY SPIRIT MANKIND
  12. 12. Why did Jesus choose Mary? <ul><li>Why chose the broken, needy & weepy Mary? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s because that’s how God works </li></ul><ul><li>It’s because that’s the nature of the Gospel </li></ul>
  13. 13. Matthew 5:3-10 (NASB95) <ul><li>3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. </li></ul><ul><li>4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. </li></ul><ul><li>5 “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. </li></ul><ul><li>7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. </li></ul><ul><li>8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. </li></ul><ul><li>9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. </li></ul><ul><li>10 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The nature of the Gospel = </li></ul><ul><li>LIBERATION for the oppressed! </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>You can experience the resurrected Christ only by acknowledging your brokenness and seeking His help. </li></ul>
  16. 17. The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Lord I come to You </li></ul><ul><li>Let my heart be changed, renewed </li></ul><ul><li>Flowing from the grace </li></ul><ul><li>That I’ve found in You </li></ul><ul><li>And Lord I’ve come to know </li></ul><ul><li>The weakenesses I see in me </li></ul><ul><li>Will be stripped away </li></ul><ul><li>By the power of Your love </li></ul>
  17. 18. The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Hold me close </li></ul><ul><li>Let Your love surround me </li></ul><ul><li>Bring me near </li></ul><ul><li>Draw me to Your side </li></ul><ul><li>And as I wait </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll rise up like the eagle </li></ul><ul><li>And I will soar with You </li></ul><ul><li>Your Spirit leads me on </li></ul><ul><li>In the power of Your love </li></ul>
  18. 19. The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Lord unveil my eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Let me see You face to face </li></ul><ul><li>The knowledge of Your love </li></ul><ul><li>As You live in me </li></ul><ul><li>And Lord renew my mind </li></ul><ul><li>As Your will unfolds in my life </li></ul><ul><li>In living every day </li></ul><ul><li>By the power of Your love </li></ul>
  19. 20. The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Hold me close </li></ul><ul><li>Let Your love surround me </li></ul><ul><li>Bring me near </li></ul><ul><li>Draw me to Your side </li></ul><ul><li>And as I wait </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll rise up like the eagle </li></ul><ul><li>And I will soar with You </li></ul><ul><li>Your Spirit leads me on </li></ul><ul><li>In the power of Your love </li></ul>
  20. 21. The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Giờ con xin đế n đâ y </li></ul><ul><li>Lòng này con mong Cha đổ i thay </li></ul><ul><li>Bởi ph ướ c ân tuôn ra </li></ul><ul><li>Lòng trắng trong do Ngài </li></ul><ul><li>Giờ con nhận biết Cha </li></ul><ul><li>Đời con đâ u bao nhiêu xấu xa </li></ul><ul><li>Sẽ mãi v ă ng xa con </li></ul><ul><li>Bằng nguồn sức thiêng n ơ i Ngôi Ngài </li></ul>
  21. 22. The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Nhờ (Ngài) phủ bao </li></ul><ul><li>bằng tình yêu của chính Cha </li></ul><ul><li>Đ ượ c náu n ươ ng </li></ul><ul><li>bên hông Ngài yêu th ươ ng </li></ul><ul><li>Lòng hằng ướ c ao </li></ul><ul><li>đượ c nhẹ nhàng bay giống cánh chim </li></ul><ul><li>Cùng cất bay cao bên Cha </li></ul><ul><li>Đức Thánh Linh luôn gia ân </li></ul><ul><li>bằng nguồn sức thiêng n ơ i Ngôi Ngài </li></ul>
  22. 23. The Power of Your Love <ul><li>Hold me close </li></ul><ul><li>Let Your love surround me </li></ul><ul><li>Bring me near </li></ul><ul><li>Draw me to Your side </li></ul><ul><li>And as I wait </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll rise up like the eagle </li></ul><ul><li>And I will soar with You </li></ul><ul><li>Your Spirit leads me on </li></ul><ul><li>In the power of Your love </li></ul>

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