Hall of Faith: Mary Magdalene, Served Jesus

In discussing who in the New Testament deserves to be listed in the Hall of Faith, Mary Magdalene seems a very logical choice. Other than Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene is listed among the women who were the most faithful followers of Jesus. Her name derives from Luke 8:2 which says “Mary, called Magdalene.” The town of Magdala […]

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Mary Magdalene: First Witness to the Resurrection

  Mary Magdalene arrives at the tomb on that first day of the week to discover the tomb is empty.  They are afraid, but an angel tells them that Jesus is not there but has risen.  The women rush to tell the disciples, who does not believe them.   This is where we left off last week. Reading the gospel accounts, […]

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Mary Magdalene: Discovered the Tomb Empty

We left Mary Magdalene at the crucifixion.  Jesus is dead and they have taken his body to the grave, but the Sabbath was beginning and the women could not prepare his body.  So, they go home to follow the Jewish customs of the day.  We’re not told where they were, but more than likely they were together. John 20:1 tells […]

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Jesus Came that We Might Be Saved

  I recently had a friend ask me about Jesus and Mary Magdalene.  The individual, who was not raised in church, believed that they were married and the misconception that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. This belief that she was a prostitute began in the Middle Ages, when several women mentioned in the scriptures were combined. But, then my friend […]

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Mary Magdalene: Witness to the Crucifixion

The next mention we have of Mary Magdalene after Jesus heals her, is of her presence at the crucifixion. Luke 23:49 says, “”women who had followed him from Galilee” standing at a distance”, but does not mentioned these women by name.  However, the other three gospels do mention these women and among them is Mary Magdalene. Matthew 27:56, says, “Among them […]

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Mary Magdalene: Healed by Jesus

In thinking about the story of Easter, there are only a select handful  of people mentioned as having a first hand view of the crucifixion and resurrection.  Mary, the Mother of Jesus is one of those mentioned at these events and with her is Mary of Magda or as we refer to her today, Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene is mentioned at […]

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