Talks for Growing Christians
The Lord’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene After His Resurrection
Lesson Number 86
- The resurrection of Christ involves new relationships.
- The resurrection of Christ involves new responsibilities.
- Your sorrow can be turned to joy.
- What did Mary see when she looked into the tomb?
- What did Mary see when she turned around?
- Was Mary aware that the Lord had been resurrected?
- When did Mary recognize the Lord?
- What did the Lord mean when He told Mary not to cling to Him?
- How was Jesus’ relationship different with the disciples after the resurrection?
- Why did Jesus, say, “My Father and your Father, My God and your God”?
- Two angels sitting on the niche in the rock wall of the tomb, where the body of the Lord had been laid.
- The Lord, but she did not know it was the Lord.
- no, she thought that “the gardener” (the Lord) had been asked to take away His body, perhaps by request from Joseph of Arimathea.
- When the Lord called her by name.
- The idea was that of a new relationship now, one that was different from the Lord’s life here on earth.
- In John 15, Jesus referred to them as friends. Now He refers to them as brethren.
- To show that even with the new relationship, there is still a distinction with the Father. Jesus’ unique relationship is that He is God’s Son.
- Check out Hebrews 2:11-12 along with John 20:17 to assure you of your new relationship with Christ.
- What are a believer’s responsibilities because of the resurrection? How are you handling your post-resurrection responsibilities?
- Mary’s sorrow was turned to joy when Jesus called her by name. The Lord calls you by name. Does this make a profound difference in your life? It should.
- “She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.” John 20:14
“Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’” John 20:15
“Jesus said to her, ‘Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” John 20:17