Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Friday, April 2, 2010

Family Bible Study - Easter Sunday

Gospel Passage
John 20:1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene
came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she
ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and
said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where
they have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the
tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and
reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying
there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into
the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on
Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8
Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and
believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from
the dead.

Questions for Discussion:

1. Jesus was alive again three days after he was killed by Crucifixion, just like He promised would happen. This is the most important
thing that ever happened in the history of the world. How does it change your
day-to-day life?

2. St. John looked at the empty tomb, saw and “believed.” He believed that the
absence of Jesus’ body meant that Jesus had risen from the dead, just as he
promised. If you were running there alongside Peter and John, what would
your reaction have been?

3. If someone told you that they don’t believe that Jesus rose from the
dead, what would you do? What would you say? How would you try to help them believe what really happened?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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