Re: Verse reading–Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20 (day one)
“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.’ “–v 18.
It is such familiar scripture that we tend to miss the obvious (and amazing) point. Jesus, raised to life by the power of God, comes to the disciples and raises them to new life as well. New purpose came with His words. New power came 10 days later at Pentecost. They were never the same. He did not intend them to be.
Paul taught us this hunger. “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection.”—Philippians 2:10. The Scripture teaches this truth. “Buried with Him through baptism into death. . . raised. . .to walk in newness of life.”–Romans 6:4.
The Resurrection of Christ was an earthquake with moral and spiritual aftershocks felt, even today, in the life of every believer. He is risen! I am too!