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We have finally arrived at Mark 16 the end of Mark’s Gospel, but not the end of the Gospel. Heaven forbid that the gospel of Jesus Christ should ever come to an end. In fact the words, “the first day of the week” indicate a beginning, not an ending. On Good Friday Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished.” The work He came to do was finished. On the seventh day Jesus rested. The eighth day is the first day of the new week, the first day of the new creation. And for two thousand years we have been celebrating the resurrection on the first day of the week. We turn this morning to the chapter in Mark that gives the ground of all our hope as Christians. As Paul says in I Corinthians 15, if this is not true then we are most to be pitied. But the first resurrection Sunday didn’t start out anything like today. No organ preludes, no lilies, no people dressed up in their Sunday finest, and no joy or hallelujahs. It started out in fear and unbelief, in doubt and anxiety, in despair and sadness. We know the whole story too well to be able to put ourselves in their sandals, so let’s look more closely at this familiar story but from a different perspective for what God would say to us this morning.