Why is it important that the empty tomb was discovered by a woman, and that all four gospel writers go out of their way to emphasize this detail? What does that say about the gospels’ credibility?
How does Mary Magdalene initially account for the empty tomb? What does she think happened? (20:2, 13, 15)
What causes Mary Magdalene to eventually realize that Jesus has been raised from the dead? (20:16)
What do you think it is that prompts John to believe that Jesus has been raised from the dead? (20:8)
What is the theological significance of the resurrection? Why is it important to the Christian worldview that Jesus was raised from the read?
What are some of the practical implications of the resurrection? How does the reality that Jesus was raised from the dead affect our lives as Christians today?