Mary Magdalene: a Character Study (a Disciple of Jesus) Essay

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Mary Magdalene: A Character Study

(A disciple of Jesus)

Setting: Biweekly Prayer Group

Length of Delivery: 45 minutes for each lesson


A. Introduction.

1. Who was she?

a. Matthew 27:56,61: 28:1

b. Mark 15:40,47; 16:1-19

c. Luke 8:2; 24:10

d. John 20:1-18

2. What is her name?

3. Where she lived?

a. She was from Magdala, a prosperous town on the coast of Galilee...

4. Mary is Healed.

a. She was possessed by seven demons when Jesus healed her (Mk 16:9; Lk 8:2.)

B. Conclusion.


A. Introduction.

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Mark 15:40 - Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome.

Mark 15:47 - Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid.

Mark 16:1-19 - When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices(B) so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”(C)
4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe(D) sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene,(E)who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him,(F) just as he told you.’”(G)
8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.[a]

[The earliest manuscripts and some other ancient witnesses do not have verses 9–20.]

9 When Jesus rose early on the
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