The Women and the Risen King (Mark 16:1-8) // Week 12
Updated: Nov 16
Scripture: Mark 16:1-8
Speaker: Rowan Kemp
Series: Beyond Opinion: The Truth of Jesus
This week, we continue with the series Beyond Opinion: The Truth of Jesus.
Feel free to download and use this general slides template as a guide.
No specific announcements this week. Instead, the time could be used to reflect and celebrate on the year that has been. Some suggestions:
Encourage people to share their year in 5 words or less.
Spend some time sharing thanksgiving and praise points.
Share one highlight of the year or something that has been of great encouragement.
What do you think the women fleeing the tomb were fearful of, such that they 'said nothing to anyone'?
If the news about Jesus, his death and resurrection is so good, why are we so often silenced by fear?
Have any particular parts of Mark's Gospel stood out to you this year? Share any lasting impressions.
Pray for one another that we would 'stick' with Jesus and not 'scatter' in the face of worldly opposition, and that we would be bold and fearful as we wait for the kingdom to come in its fullness. Praise Jesus the King who lives and rules!
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.
Friendly tip: Feel free to use/modify this prayer or write your own if you feel compelled to do so. Feel free to also pray for your faculty or other prayer points you may have.
Praise God for Jesus's resurrection
Pray that as a faculty we can continue to encourage one another and stick together in the face of worldly opposition
Praise God for the semester that has been
Pray that we would be bold in sharing the Good News of the Kingdom of God.
Pray for a less-reached or less-resourced people group such as the Bisu in Thailand