Just as Jesus’ birth was no ordinary, neither was his death. You see, Jesus came into this world to save us from our sins which meant death on the cross. But the story doesn’t end at the cross. For us, the story begins with Jesus’ resurrection. Jesus overcame death and the grave and rose again to give us new life. There were many eyewitnesses to Jesus’ resurrection since he appeared to approximately 500 people after his death.
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“He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.” Mark 8:31
“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. ” Matthew 28:1-6a
“As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. ‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarane, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.’ ” Mark 16:5-6
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” Luke 24:5b-7
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” Matthew 28:6a
“Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!’ ” John 20:18a
“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, ‘This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.” Luke 24:45-48
“And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die, and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26
“After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.” Mark 16:19
“After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.” Acts 1:9
‘”They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.’ ” Acts 1:10-11
Know the Power of Jesus’ Resurrection!
“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection.” Philippians 3:10a