Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord." - John 20:18 (Public domain image; licensed under CC0)
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Vigil of Easter
Resurrection of Our Lord
John 20:1-18 Commentary
by Mary Hinkle Shore
Christ is risen, and Mary is weeping: John’s account of the disciples’ discovery of the resurrection has this tension at its heart.
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Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
Have you ever taken your Bible to an unusual or unfamiliar place to read and study?1
Isaiah 55:1-11 Commentary
by Melinda Quivik
Any preacher whose congregation will be celebrating the Vigil of Easter will encounter this text when the assembly listens to Old Testament (OT) readings.1
Daniel 3:1-29 Commentary
by Amy Merrill Willis
As the story begins, the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, erects a massive golden statue and commands that all must bow before it.1
Romans 6:3-11 Commentary
by Kyle Fever
It's common to say we're dead to sin in terms of our spiritual self, or that “when God looks at me, God sees Christ and not my sinful human self."1
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SB411 - Easter Vigil
March 31, 2018
Rebroadcast of a 2015 discussion on texts for Easter Vigil (March 31, 2018): (Gospel) John 20:1-18; (Vigil Reading I) Genesis 1:1--2:4a; (Vigil Reading IV) Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21; (Vigil Reading V) Isaiah 55:1-11; (Vigil Reading XII) Daniel 3:1-29; (N.T. Reading) Romans 6:3-11.