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Where No Man Has Gone

John 20

 

John 20:1-8

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.  She came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple,” whom I will call John.  John “outran Peter and reached the tomb first.  He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.  Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.

 

It took Peter, who had more guts than brains to go where no man had gone in order to discover the details of the truth, which in turn made it easy for John to discover and believe the same.  On account of Peter, John saw and believed.  On account of John, and his written description of what he saw, we too are able to see and believe.

 

John 20:31

“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

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