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Jesus is Risen
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just 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.
Sit at My Right Hand
9 “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,
“‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
35 until I make your enemies your footstool.”’
36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
It is All Loss for Christ
If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more:
7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.
The Link bellow is a pretty good, but long, but accessible, explanation of the ending of Mark 16
This Week is going to be a bit different from usual
Please Look To Your Bibles To Follow Along.
Open To The Gospel Of Mark.
We will be going through most of the gospel pretty rapid fire.
The Gospel of Mark is telling one story. Looking at the gospel in its natural form will help us see the narrative as a whole.
The Calling of Peter
The Appointing of the Apostles
Parable of the Sower, shows us through chapter 5 that Jesus is turning bad soil into good soil.
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve, They were not ready, and yet they were sent.
Jesus Feeds the 5000, Peter and Disciples want to tell the people to go away.
Jesus walks on the water and the disciples don't get it.
Jesus declares all food clean, freaks out the disciples.
Jesus Feeds the 4000
- 4 And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?” 5 And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” 6 And he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, andhaving given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd
- 27 And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.
- 31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
- 34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life[d] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.
Jesus becomes all bright and shiny, The Transfiguration
A boy possessed by a spirit, disciples can't get it out.
Disciples stop the little children.
Others exercising demons. Jesus says that's fine
The Crowds yell hosanna
Peters High and Low Day
- 27 And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” 29 Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” 30 And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” 31 But he said emphatically, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And they all said the same.
Peter is sleeping
Peter Disowns Jesus
Jesus Is before the insurgent court.
Jesus is put to death.
Mark 16 Jesus Has Risen
16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”
8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.[a]
Women's Bible Study!
Cure For The Common Life
This week we will be going through pages 1-47
We meet in the classroom across from the sanctuary.
This group is let by Jennifer Yeager.
Cycle and Serve!
The Mid-South District LCMS is turning 50. To celebrate, Pastor Ondraka will bike all the way across the district. He will start in Bentonville onSaturday, April 17 and conclude in Knoxville. To send him off, we will be joining the other churches in NWA in a service project and dinner at the DAC in Bentonvlle. Come celebrate with us!
““I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.””
— CS Lewis
"Living a Devotional Life" is the theme for a women's retreat at the Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean May 20-21.
Participants will discuss ways to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your soul" through writing, music, nature walks, prayer and scripture.
The retreat begins with dinner at 6 p.m. Friday and continues through evening worship Saturday.
Session leaders will include Kay Jones, Erin Cox, Maggie Davis and Ann Vance.
Meals will be provided Friday night and Saturday. The cost is $60 for those staying overnight in the bunkhouse cabins, $45 for those coming only for the meals and sessions.
For more information or to register, email the camp office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-652-6304.
Astine is Coordinating for Faith, Get in contact with her at
Wednesday Night for Youth and Kids
Students in confirmation will continue to study with Pastor Cris, Kids up to grade 6 will be studying with Coli and Karra. Come join us for fun and Bible study at 6:15 every Wednesday!
Lutheran Hour Study of Islam
The Wednesday night community group will be continuing to study about Islam. Come join them at 6:15 each Wednesday!
Current Community Groups
- 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Astine's house- 6:30 snacks/7:00 Bible study
- Every Wednesday at Faith - 6:15 pm discussion and Bible study
- Every Friday at Panera - 7:00 am men's Bible study
- Every other Sunday at the Escher's house - 6:30 women's prayer and share time