This radio show is a ministry of Cloverdale United Reformed Church where Russell Herman is the teaching pastor. Today’s teaching begins the discussion of Mark 16:1-8 which describes the account of Jesus’ resurrection and the women finding Jesus’ tomb empty after the Sabbath. In covering this most important topic, Pastor Russell asks and answers two very important questions. What was the message that the women received? What did they do with the message that they received? In the same way that these women were given a message and a task to carry out, every Christian is also given messages to carry along. Do we spread the message as asked?
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1When 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.
Russell Herman has been the Pastor at Cloverdale United Reformed Church since August 2014. He earned degrees from Northwestern College (B.A. with majors in social studies & mathematics), Dordt College (M.Ed.), and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div.).