Daily Reading

Christ’s Resurrection

The Resurrection
(Matthew 28:1–10; Luke 24:1–12; John 20:1–9)

1And when the Sabbath had passed, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought aromatic spices, so that when they arrived they could anoint Jesus. 2And very early in the morning, on the first of the Sabbaths, they went to the tomb, the sun having now risen. 3And they said to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for us, away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4And looking, they saw that the stone was rolled back. For certainly it was very large. 5And upon entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, covered with a white robe, and they were astonished. 6And he said to them, “Do not become frightened. You are seeking Jesus of Nazareth, the Crucified One. He has risen. He is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you into Galilee. There you shall see him, just as he told you.” 8But they, going out, fled from the tomb. For trembling and fear had overwhelmed them. And they said nothing to anyone. For they were afraid.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
(John 20:10–18)

9But he, rising early on the first Sabbath, appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10She went and announced it to those who had been with him, while they were mourning and weeping. 11And they, upon hearing that he was alive and that he had been seen by her, did not believe it.

Jesus Appears to Two Disciples
(Luke 24:13–35)

12But after these events, he was shown in another likeness to two of them walking, as they were going out to the countryside. 13And they, returning, reported it to the others; neither did they believe them.

The Great Commission
(Matthew 28:16–20)

14Finally, he appeared to the eleven, as they sat at table. And he rebuked them for their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen that he had risen again. 15And he said to them: “Go forth to the whole world and preach the Gospel to every creature. 16Whoever will have believed and been baptized will be saved. Yet truly, whoever will not have believed will be condemned.17Now these signs will accompany those who believe. In my name, they shall cast out demons. They will speak in new languages. 18They will take up serpents, and, if they drink anything deadly, it will not harm them. They shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they will be well.”

The Ascension
(Luke 24:50–53; Acts 1:6–11)

19And indeed, the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and he sits at the right hand of God. 20Then they, setting out, preached everywhere, with the Lord cooperating and confirming the word by the accompanying signs.