Every Christian is a priest. We do not need a priest – we need to be committed to our personal priestly benefits and responsibilities. This is our call.
John’s record of the Great Commission is brief, yet clear. Jesus had been sent on a mission by His Father – and now He sends us on the same mission. We cannot stay where we are and go where God sends us at the same time.
No one saw the resurrection of Jesus. There were no eye-witnesses to this most important of events. What is required for a thing not seen to be believed? God is clear: you need evidence. And the resurrection of Jesus is proved by substantial evidence.
John moves in His gospel from the details of Christ’s death and burial to the encounters with the risen Lord. At the forefront of these encounters is a most unlikely woman; Mary Magdalene.
Perhaps the least considered aspect of the events surrounding Jesus’ death is the burial. John gives us substantial detail that is worth considering.