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Introduction to the Gospels (Good News of the Kingdom) and Acts
Mattityahu (Matthew)  •  Mordichai (Mark)  •  Lukas (Luke)  • Yochanan (John)
Crucifixion Week Chronology3-Year Harmony of the Gospels1-Year Harmony of the Gospels  
Hitgalut (Revelation)  •  P’yilut HaShliyakim (Acts of the Emissaries)  •  The Chosen (Video Series)

The Good News of the Kingdom
According to

Yeshua, the Righteous King

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VII. Resurrection of the King (chapter 28)

A. The Empty Tomb (28:1-10)

1At the end of Shabbat, as the first day of the week was beginning[1], Miryam of Magdala and the other Miryam came to see the tomb. 2There had been a great earthquake; an angel of ADONAI had descended from heaven, had rolled away the stone from the door, and was sitting on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4The guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. 5The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you’re looking Yeshua, who was crucified. 6He is not here, for He has risen, just like He said. Come, see the place where the Lord was lying. 7Go quickly and tell his disciplestalmidim, ‘He has risen from the dead. He has gone ahead of you into the GalilGallilee; you will see Him there.’ Look, I have told you.”

8They quickly left tomb with fear and great joy and ran to tell His talmidim the news. 9Just then Yeshua met them and greeted them. They came up to Him, took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him.

10Then Yeshua said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to the Galil, and they will see me there.”

B. The Soldiers Bribed (28:11-15)

11As they were going, some of the guards went into the city, and told the Chief PriestsCohenim Gadolim everything that had happened. 12When they had met with the Zakenimelders and had discussed the issue, they paid a large bribe to the soldiers, 13and told them, “Say that His talmidim came by night and stole His body while you were sleeping. 14If the governor hears about it, we will make things right with him so you don’t get into trouble.” 15They soldiers took the money and did as they were told. This lie is still being spread among the Y'hudimJews to this very day.

C. The King’s Ambassadors Commissioned (28:16-20)

16The eleven talmidim went into the Galil, to the mountain where Yeshua had sent them. 17When they saw Him, they bowed down to Him, but some hesitated. 18Yeshua came to them and told them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son, and Ruach HaKodesh, 20teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.[20] Remember, I will be with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.


  1. On the Hebrew calendar, the day begins and ends at sunset. The Resurrection occurred Saturday evening at sunset, but was not discovered until sunrise on Sunday morning. [RETURN]

20. The command is not to recruit members to a congregation. The command is to make talmidim, disciples, copies of Rabbi Yeshua. That is accomplished not by dunking them in water, though that is the first step. We are to thoroughly immerse them in the reality and teaching of Yeshua and His Torah, with the intent they will learn to walk in obedience to Torah through the power of Ruach HaKodesh.

The word “immerse” (baptizo, baptizo) means to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to totally submerge [“sprinkling” and “pouring” are not baptism]; to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water, to wash one's self, bathe; to overwhelm. The word is used to describe the process of dying fabric, to immerse so thoroughly that the very nature of what is being immersed is changed. We are to overwhelm them with the life and teaching of Yeshua!

Not to be cofused with Bapto, bapto. The clearest example that shows the meaning of baptizo is a text from the Greek poet and physician Nicander, who lived about 200 BCE. It is a recipe for making pickles and is helpful because it uses both words. Nicander says that in order to make a pickle, the vegetable should first be “dipped” (bapto) into boiling water and then “baptised” (baptizo) in the vinegar solution. Both verbs concern the immersing of vegetables in a solution. But the first is temporary. The second, the act of “baptising” the vegetable, produces a permanent change. When used in the Apostolic Writings, this word more often refers to our union and identification with Messiah than to our water baptism. e.g. Mark 16:16. “He that believes and is baptised shall be saved.” Yeshua is saying that mere intellectual assent is not enough. There must be a union with Him, a real change, like the vegetable to the pickle! Bible Study Magazine, James Montgomery Boice, May 1989. [Baptizo Meaning in Bible - New Testament Greek Lexicon - New American Standard (, accessed 11/28/10] [RETURN]

Originally posted on Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Revised on Shabbat, 28 November 2020

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