March 31, 2013

Scripture and Commentary, Easter Monday


Easter Monday

Lectionary

Morning - Ps. 2, Isaiah 61:1-11, Luke 24:1-12
Evening - Ps. 103, Exodus 15:1-3, John 20:1-10

Commentary

The resurrection "is the grand proof that [Jesus] was the promised Messiah whom the prophets had foretold.  It is the one great sign which He named to the Jews when asked to give convincing evidence of His Divine mission,-the sign of the prophet Jonas, the rebuilding of the temple after destruction. (Matt. xii.29, John ii.19-21).  If He did not rise again after three days, they were not to believe Him."
                     
                                                John Charles Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospels