Lesson text: Mark 16:1-8
The chapter begins with the women going to Jesus’ tomb to anoint His body. But they’re met by an angel who tells them that Jesus has risen from the dead! He instructs the women to tell the disciples, including Peter, that Jesus will meet them in Galilee. They see that the tomb is empty, but they’re fearful to tell anyone what they’ve been told. A majority of modern scholars believe that this is where Mark’s gospel ends. No post-resurrection appearance of Jesus. No Great Commission passage like the other gospels. Instead, Mark ends in the same abrupt manner with which his account of Jesus’ life and ministry began.
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