The Resurrection of our Lord

The Resurrection of our Lord

Matthew 28:1-15

After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary
Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And suddenly
there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord, descending from
heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

3 His appearance
was like lightning and his clothing white as snow. 4 For fear of him the
guards shook and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the
women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who
was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has been raised, as he said. Come,
see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He
has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to
Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8 So they
left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to tell his
disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they
came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said
to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers and sisters to go to
Galilee; there they will see me.”

While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told
the chief priests everything that had happened. 12 After the priests had
assembled with the elders, they devised a plan to give a large sum of
money to the soldiers, 13 telling them, “You must say, ‘His disciples
came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14 If this
comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of


trouble.” 15 So they took the money and did as they were directed. And
this story is still told among the Judeans to this day.