Easter People: Mary Magdalene


What is your earliest memory of Easter?


Start Thinking.

1. When did the reality of the resurrection of Christ first impact you?

2. The resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of the Christian faith. Why? How does the resurrection of Jesus give us hope for today and for all eternity?

3. Should we be more excited about Easter? If so, how do we go about doing it?


Start Sharing.

1. How would you explain Easter to someone who asked you, “What’s Easter all about anyway?”

2. This week we talked about how Mary Magdalene’s life was different after she had an encounter with Jesus. Who have you known that was deeply changed by their encounter with Jesus? How has your life been changed by following Jesus?


Start Praying.

Pray that the hope of the resurrection will be a reality for our daily life throughout the year and not just limited to Easter.

Pray that Household of Faith Church would continue to develop a passion for God and compassion for people. 


Start Doing.

Spend time each day praying for the different prayer requests your Small Group shared. 

Key Scriptures

He wiped away the bill of charges against us. Because of the regulations, it stood as a testimony against us; but he removed it by nailing it to the execution-stake. Stripping the rulers and authorities of their power, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by means of the stake.

Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 2 She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, “They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
JOHN 20:1–2 NLT 

11 Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. 12 She saw two white-robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying. 13 “Dear woman, why are you crying?” the angels asked her. “Because they have taken away my Lord,” she replied, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. 15 “Dear woman, why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.” 16 “Mary!” Jesus said. She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which is Hebrew for “Teacher”). 17 “Don’t cling to me,” Jesus said, “for I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ”
JOHN 20:11–17 NLT