Jesus: The Ultimate Action Hero
Jesus The Sneaky Savior
Of course, they faced three problems: the guard would stop them, the stone would stop them, and the body would have already started to decompose.
Our job, like these women, is to continue on with the task, perhaps wondering how it is going to be accomplished, but not let the impossibility of it all be a deterrent.
Others may have great precepts and philosophies, but none other has God becoming human, dying for his people and then raising from the dead–proving that the sacrifice took and that the same power that raised Christ from the dead will give new life to us who belong to Him!
The most ancient manuscripts don’t contain this ending and the early church fathers indicate Mark ended in verse 8.
Jesus told his disciples over and over again that He would be crucified, buried, and then rise from the dead.
Jesus told his disciples that they would receive power to be witnesses, not to experience power or be able to wield it.
After He left they went out and did exactly what He commanded, which is just what we are to do: preach the gospel and make disciples.