New Testament Bible Reading Plan
How I delight in your commands!
How I love them!
I honor and love your commands.
I meditate on your decrees. Psalm 119:47-48
Heavenly Father, with all our heart we seek a deeper and more personal relationship with You. When tempted, help us remember Your commandments. When temptations bear heavily upon us, by Your Spirit give us the power to see and follow the way of escape You have prepared for us. As we read and study the Scriptures, please implant Your truth in our hearts and minds so we will choose the right ways to follow You. Truly, help us see the value of learning more of the Bible’s teachings so we can show others Jesus Christ and His love through our actions and words. For the sake of His glorious kingdom, Amen.
“Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.” Matthew 28:5-6
Study Questions for Matthew 28
Jesus Was Raised From the Dead (28:1-15)
Who was Mary Magdalene? (Mk. 16:9; Lk. 27:56, Mt. 27:56; Mk.15:40) What might have been in her heart as she went to the tomb?
What happened as the two women arrived? What does verse 2 show about the power of God? (Acts 2:23,24) What did the angel look like? (3) What did he do? How could these things comfort the sorrowful women? What happened to the guards? (4)
Look at verses 5 and 6. What did the angel say? How did the angel remind them of Jesus’ promise? Why? How did he convince them of the truth of the resurrection? What difference does it make to believe?
Look at verse 7. What mission did he give the women? Why is it important to share the news of the resurrection? What promise did he send to the disciples? Why is it important that the disciples meet the risen Jesus face to face? How can we meet him?
How did the women respond? (8) How had they changed? As they ran, what happened? What did they do? What did Jesus tell them?
In the meantime, what had happened when the guards reported to the religious leaders? What does this show about them? How do their actions contribute proof to the truth of the resurrection?
The Great Commission (16-20)
What was the situation of the eleven disciples? Why? What did they do? (17) What did Jesus tell them? (18) What should this mean to them?
What is the commission he gave them? What does it mean to make disciples? To be baptized? To teach obedience to Jesus? (19-20a) What promise did he give them? Why is this important? (Rom. 8:31)
“And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:15-16
Study Questions for Mark 16
“He Has Risen” (1-8)
When does the Jewish Sabbath start and end? Who brought spices (1) Why?
When did they come to the tomb? (2) What was their consern? (3) When they came to the tomb, what did they find? (4) What made them alarm inside of the tomb? (5)
What did they learn about Jesus? (6) What specific mission did they receive? (7) What was their response? (8)
Jesus’ Appearance to His Disciples (9-14)
To whom did Jesus appear first? (9a) What was special about her? (9b) What did she do? What was the response to her message?
To whom did Jesus appear again? (12; Lk. 24:13-32) What did they do? (13)
Why do you think that the risenn Jesus did not appear to the Eleven disciples at first? (Mt. 28:11-15) What were the disciples doing when Jesus appeared to them? (14a) What did Jesus do to them? (14b)
“Go Into All the World…” (15-20)
What was Jesus’ command? (15) What does Jesus teach about the absoluteness of the gospel? (16) What promises did Jesus give to his disciples? (17-18)
After Jesus had spoken to them, what happened to him? (19) How did the disciples obey Jesus’ command? (20a) What was the result? (20b)