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                        "THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW"

                          Chapter Twenty-Eight

On the first day of the week following His crucifixion, Jesus rose from
the dead on the first day of the week and appeared first to the two
Marys, giving them instructions for the disciples to meet Him in Galilee
(1-10).  Meanwhile the chief priests and elders bribed the soldiers to
say that the disciples stole the body (11-15).  When the disciples met
Jesus in Galilee, He charged them to go and make disciples of all the
nations (16-20).


   *  The circumstances of Jesus’ resurrection

   *  The details of the Great Commission


1) What are the main points of this chapter?
   - The resurrection of Jesus - Mt 28:1-10
   - The soldiers are bribed - Mt 28:11-15
   - The Great Commission - Mt 28:16-20

2) Who came to the tomb at dawn on the first day of the week? (1)
   - Mary Magdalene and the "other" Mary (cf. Mt 27:56,61)

3) What had happened by the time they got there? (2)
   - An earthquake, and the stone from the door removed by an angel of
     the Lord

4) What were the two women instructed by the angel to do? (7)
   - Tell Jesus’ disciples that He is risen from the dead and for them
     to go to Galilee

5) Who appeared to the two women on their way to the disciples? (9-10)
   - Jesus Himself, who gave them the same instructions as did the angel

6) What makes the soldiers’ lie about the body of Jesus fatally flawed?
   - If the soldiers were asleep, how did they know it was the

7) When the disciples saw Jesus in Galilee, what was their reaction?
   - They worshiped Him (cf. Mt 28:9), though some doubted

8) What did Jesus claim had been given to Him? (18)
   - All authority in heaven and on earth

9) What did Jesus charge His disciples to do?  What did that involve?
   - To go and make disciples of all nations; baptizing and teaching

10) What did Jesus promise His disciples? (20)
   - "I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
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