12 July 2015 Sunday Morning Service

Bible
OT Psalm 42 : 1 – 11
NT John 20 : 1 – 18

Psalm
42:1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.
42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
42:3 My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
42:4 These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng.
42:5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and
42:6 my God. My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon–from Mount Mizar.
42:7 Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.
42:8 By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me–a prayer to the God of my life.
42:9 I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?”
42:10 My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
42:11 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

John
20:1 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.
20:2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
20:3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.
20:4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
20:5 He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.
20:6 Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there,
20:7 as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen.
20:8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.
20:9 (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)
20:10 Then the disciples went back to their homes,
20:11 but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb
20:12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
20:13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”
20:14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
20:15 “Woman,” he said, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
20:16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).
20:17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'”
20:18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.