Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
10:34 Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly
understand that God shows no partiality,
but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is
acceptable to him.
You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching
peace by Jesus Christ--he is Lord of all.
That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after
the baptism that John announced:
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with
power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were
oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in
Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree;
but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear,
not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as
witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the
He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is
the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead.
All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in
him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
118:1 O give thanks to
the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!
Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures forever."
The LORD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.
There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
"The right hand of the LORD does valiantly;
the right hand of the LORD is exalted; the right hand of the LORD
I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the
The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not give me over to
Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through
them and give thanks to the LORD.
This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my
The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad
3:1 So if you have been
raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ
is, seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on
for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be
revealed with him in glory.
28:1 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was
dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the
Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and
sat on it.
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men.
But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; I know
that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the
place where he lay.
Then go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from
the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there
you will see him.' This is my message for you."
So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to
tell his disciples.
Suddenly Jesus met them and said, "Greetings!" And they
came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him.
Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my
brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."