Christ Jesus is Risen
Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
They did not know that Nicodemus had already wrapped the body in spices for his burial.
Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
It was the beginning of the third day, a Sunday. We celebrate the new life, the new beginning of the church by meeting on Sunday. Sunday was also the collection day for offerings for the persecuted church in Jerusalem. Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath, he is our Sabbath.
Mark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
They came in faith, hoping that someone would help them remove the stone. The stone was sealed by the Romans and a guard put in place to prevent that stone from being moved. Then something happened, something miraculous.
Mat 28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
Mat 28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
Mat 28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
Mark 16:4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
Mark 16:5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
Mat 28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
Mat 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
Luke 24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Luke 24:7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
Luke 24:8 And they remembered his words,
Mark 16:7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.