This sermon was preached by Sam Davies at the Ladybarn site of Christ Church Manchester on Sunday 21st April 2019.
This message was part of the ‘SERIES NAME’ series, preached at Christ Church Manchester’s church in Withington in EARLY/MID/LATE YEAR. The full series included the following sermons:
This sermon was based on John 20:1-18.
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
When Peter looked in the tomb ‘he saw’. The word used here is ‘Theoria’.
Theoria = To theorize, to furiously look for a reason, to observe intently for an explanation.
“If you don’t have a faith that is shot through with reasoning it likely won’t stand the test of life with all of it’s ups and downs” – Timothy Keller
“If you don’t believe in the resurrection you will be forced to believe that something hit the disciples every bit as amazing and of equal force. Because if you try and explain the changed lives of the early church we will be making leaps of faith as if we just believed in the resurrection of Jesus to start with!” – Shusaku Endo.
“If you seek me, you will find me.” Matthew 7.7-8
“Go and tell my disciples I am alive and am ascending to my father and your father, to my God and your God.” John 20.17
Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” which means “Teacher”.
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