THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
B. His Resurrection
1. Discovered by Three Sisters
1 1And when the aSabbath was past, Mary the bMagdalene, and 2Mary the mother of James, and 3Salome bought cspices so that they might come and 4anoint Him.
2 And very early on the first day of the week, they came to the atomb as the sun rose.
3 And they said to one another, Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?
4 And when they looked up, they saw that the astone had been rolled away, for it was extremely large.
5 And when they entered into the tomb, they saw aa young man sitting on the right, clothed in a white robe, and they were balarmed.
6 And he said to them, Do not be alarmed. You are seeking Jesus the aNazarene, who has been crucified. He has been 1raised; He is not here. Behold the place where they laid Him.
7 But go, tell His disciples 1and Peter that He is going before you into aGalilee. There you will see Him, even as He told you.
8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
2. Appearing to Mary
9 1Now after He had risen early on the first day of the week, He aappeared first to Mary the bMagdalene, from whom He had 2cast out cseven demons.
10 She went and areported to those who had been with Him, who were mourning and bweeping.
11 And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did anot believe.
3. Appearing to Two Disciples
12 And after these things, He aappeared in a different form to btwo of them as they were walking on their way into the countryside.
13 And they went away and reported to the rest, but they did not believe them either.
4. Appearing to the Eleven Disciples
and Charging Them with the
Universal Spreading of the Gospel
14 And afterward He aappeared to the eleven as they were reclining at table, and He reproached their unbelief and bhardness of heart, because they did cnot believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.
15 And He said to them, Go into all the aworld and 1proclaim the gospel to 2ball the creation.
16 He who 1abelieves and is bbaptized shall be csaved, but he who does 2dnot believe shall be condemned.
17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in My aname they will cast out demons; they will 1speak with new btongues;
18 They will pick up aserpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it shall by no means harm them; they will blay hands on the sick, and they will be cwell.
V. The Ascension of the Slave-Savior
for His Exaltation
19 So then the Lord Jesus, after speaking to them, was 1taken up into aheaven and sat at the bright hand of God.
VI. The Slave-Savior's Universal
Spreading of the Gospel
through His Disciples
20 And they went out and 1preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the accompanying asigns.