Matthew 28 Reading Guide

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Chapter Overview:

  • v1-10 - The women show up early in the morning to finish dressing Jesus' body for burial, only to be met by an angel announcing Jesus' resurrection, just as He said He would. They meet the resurrected Jesus who sends them as His first missionaries to tell the disciples.

  • v11-15 - The Jewish establishment buys off the guards to keep the amazing event they just witnessed under wraps.

  • v16-20 - The Great Commission (see below).

Dig Deeper:

If you've been a Christian for any length of time, you've had occasion to doubt. It can feel lonely looking around the sanctuary, thinking you're the only one, but be reminded that you're not the first to doubt. Some of the disciples, with the risen Christ standing directly before them, doubted:

[17] When they saw him,

they worshiped him;

but some doubted.

Yet even in this uncertain time, Jesus gently guides them into certainty:

[18] Then Jesus came to them and said,

“All authority

in heaven

and on earth