Jesus approached the weeping Mary, and rather than announcing His resurrection with fanfare, He instead kindly asked her why she was crying and then revealed who He was by calling her name. She was the first to see the risen Lord, but many would follow. More than five hundred people in total would see our raised and glorified Savior, an undeniable proof of Jesus’ resurrection (1 Cor. 15:5-8).
Christ’s resurrection is the certification that He has done what He said He would do. There is no greater miracle than moving from death to life, and yet, this is what God offers to us: to put off the old self and be made new by Him (Eph. 4:22-24). Although we don’t see Jesus in His resurrected body, we see Him through Scripture and the work of the Spirit to open our eyes in faith to His work. And when our eyes have been opened, we can proclaim with Mary, “I have seen the Lord!”
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Adults
Every week, Aaron Armstrong and other adult ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Adults.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Students
Every week, student ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Students. Listen in as he shares:
- The main point of the session
- Any challenges and opportunities for additional discussion that may arise during this session
- Encouragements for leaders
A Final Reminder
Don’t forget, you can find tools to help you prepare and lead the discussion in the Additional Resources for this volume. We hope these are a blessing to you as you walk through this session together.
*This week’s leader devotional is written by Mary Wiley. It is adapted from the daily devotions for Unit 27, Session 1 from The Gospel Project for Adults’ Daily Discipleship Guide.