Summary of Matthew 28
On Sunday after Jesus’s death, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to Jesus’s tomb. There was an earthquake, and an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled away the stone. He looked like lightning and wore white clothes. The guards were afraid, shook, and became like dead men.
The angel addressed the women, telling them that Jesus has risen like he said he would. He is not there. He tells them to come inside and see the empty tomb then to go and tell the disciples that Jesus has risen and is going to Galilee.
The women did as they were told, afraid but full of joy. Jesus met them on their way to the disciples. They clasped his feet and worshipped him. They he told them to go to his brothers and go to Galilee where they will see him.
The women went to report to the disciples. Some of the guards went to report to the chief priests what had happened. The chief priests, wanting to hide this news, bribed the soldiers to lie and say that during the night, the disciples came and took the body. They offered to protect the soldiers from consequences of falling asleep.
The 11 disciples go to Galilee to the mountain Jesus told them to go. There, they met Jesus and worshipped him, but some doubted. He told them to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything he has commanded them. He will be with them always to the end of time.
Questions for Matthew 28
1) In this case, “authority” means the right and power to do something. Here, Jesus is saying that he’s been given power of God to do things, and he’s giving that authority to his disciples and to us. He is giving them and us the power to spread the word about him and the salvation that comes with faith. This is known as The Great Commission. Jesus has given me and all of us the authority to spread the Good News to others. He had authority over everything.
2) His presence should give us the power, courage, and strength to spread the Gospel and tell others the Good News. Many of us are too afraid of rejection and don’t do so well with evangelism; others do well.
Conclusions to WordGo Christ’s Life and Work Matthew 28
Even when you feel dead inside, Jesus is alive inside of you, working to change you and make you more like him every single day. He can change our reality as we step out in faith with him. He can transform who we are in him. He gives us strength to do all things. He is our hope. Do you believe?
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