Skip to content

Verse of the Week

 

“And he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.’” Mark 16:6 (ESV)

What does this verse mean to us?

This Bible verse comes from the story of Easter. In this story, Jesus was delivered over to his enemies to be crucified. Jesus was beaten and tortured beyond recognition before he finally died on the cross.

After Jesus died, he was buried in a tomb. A large stone was rolled against the entrance of the tomb so that no one could get in or out.

After three days, some people went to check Jesus’ tomb. They were surprised to see that the stone was gone and there was no body left in the tomb.

The story of Easter shows us that God always fulfills His promises. There were many people that didn’t believe Jesus was the Son of God, and many that didn’t believe that he would be raised from the dead. But, just as Jesus told his disciples and everyone else, just as God promised us in the Bible, Jesus rose from the dead after three days.

Because Jesus died on the cross for us, we can all be forgiven for our sins. All we have to do is admit that we are sinners, believe that Jesus died on the cross for us, and confess our sins to him. We must open up our hearts and invite the Spirit of Jesus to live inside us. When we do, we will be saved and one day spend eternity with him in Heaven.

Let’s start the week off with a prayer.

“Dear God,

Thank you for sending your Son Jesus to die on the cross for us. Thank you for the great Easter holiday and all that it means to us. Please help us to live for you each day and please come into our hearts and forgive us our sins, that we may do your will in our lives. Amen.”

-J. Edwards Holt

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

Published inVerse of the Week

44 Comments

  1. Bill O Bill O

    Very good stuff

  2. Dmoney 98 Dmoney 98

    Got my verse of the week!

  3. Wild dog57 Wild dog57

    Good job my friend

  4. Shel T Shel T

    Got my copy of Little js Christmas!

  5. Mike Mike

    Good interpretation

  6. HT sims HT sims

    I really enjoy the way you break these down. Good work.

  7. Sherman X Sherman X

    Amazing retelling

  8. Fat man Fat man

    Love your books!

  9. Lisa Lisa

    I’m from NC too!

  10. Cheese danish Cheese danish

    Very very impressive sir

  11. John Thomas John Thomas

    I love these

  12. Roberto Gonzalez Roberto Gonzalez

    I’m a big fan!

  13. Prof Prof

    Top notch work!

  14. Tommy Tommy

    Lovely

  15. Bill Bert Bill Bert

    My kids love Little Pig!

  16. Mark O Mark O

    10/10

  17. Boss man Boss man

    Great stuff

  18. Reader girl80 Reader girl80

    I love it!

  19. Pablo Pablo

    Use for my church

  20. James Polk James Polk

    Very good work. I am glad I stumbled upon this blog.

  21. Spring Spring

    I have all your books! 😀

  22. Sham Sham

    Blocky is one of my favorites

  23. Willinda Peyton Willinda Peyton

    I am most pleased with this. Very good my froend

  24. Vinny Vinny

    Fine work

  25. Tad Tad

    Color me impressed

  26. Phillip Donaldson Phillip Donaldson

    Glad to see another bible blog!

  27. Paul T Paul T

    I like this kid

  28. Richard Richard

    Amazing blog!

  29. Jax Jax

    My grandma is a big fan!

  30. Tulip rose Tulip rose

    Very talented individual

  31. Michael Martin Michael Martin

    Amazing

  32. TYPo TYPo

    Well played

  33. P Johns P Johns

    Good writing

  34. G G

    Keep em coming, big dawg!

  35. Pie pie Pie pie

    So appreciative

  36. Opalescent Lilly Opalescent Lilly

    Magnificent

  37. Robert Smith Robert Smith

    Fine job fine job

  38. Newton Newton

    Fantastic stuff!

  39. Baller55 Baller55

    Love me some this!

  40. Gandalf Gandalf

    Love your fantasy writing!

  41. Billy S Billy S

    Proud of you man

  42. Sammy Gones Sammy Gones

    Big fan of your works!

  43. hravy Boat hravy Boat

    Fine stuff

  44. Silly T Silly T

    I’m so impressed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *