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The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most established event in history. There is more historical evidence to back up the Resurrection of Jesus than any other historical event.All the disciples were eyewitnesses to this historical event.Eleven disciples died martyrs deaths for their testimony – that Jesus had been raised from the dead and never once denied it under horrendous torture.
They nailed Jesus to a crossand gambled to see who would get his clothes.
It was about nine o clock in the morning When they nailed him to the cross
Then he took Jesus’ body down from the cross, wrapped it in the cloth, and laid it in a tombthat had been carved out of the rock.
Then he rolled a stonein front of the entrance.
The next evening, when the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene, Salome and Mary the mother of James went out and purchased burial spices to put on Jesus body.
Very early on Sunday morning, just at sunrise, they came to the tomb. On the way they were discussing whowould roll the stone away from the entrance to the tomb.
But when they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone – a very large one –had already been rolled aside.
So they entered the tomb,and there on the right sat a young man clothed in a white robe.
The women were startled, but the angel said, "Do not be so surprised.You are looking for Jesus, the Nazarene, who was crucified.
He isnt here!
He has been raised from the dead!Look, this is where they laid His body.
Now go and give this message to His disciples, including Peter: Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see Him there, just as He told you before He died!".
The women fled from the tomb, trembling and bewildered, saying nothing to anyonebecause they were too frightened to talk.
Peter and the other disciplestarted out for the tomb.
They were both running,but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
He stooped and looked in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he didn’t go in.
Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside.He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus’ head was folded up and lying apart from the other wrappings.
Then the disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in, and he saw and believed— for until thenthey still hadn’t understood the Scriptures that said Jesus must rise from the dead.
One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin),was not with the others when Jesus came.
They told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he replied,“I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them,and place my hand into the wound in his side.”
Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time . . . Thomas was with them.
The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before,Jesus was standing among them.
“Peace be with you,” he said.
Then he said to Thomas,“Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. “
“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.
Then Jesus told him,“You believe because you have seen me.”
“Blessed are those who believe without seeing.”
So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him,“Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?”
He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him.
As they strained to see him rising into heaven,two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. “Men of Galilee,” they said,“why are you standing here staring into heaven?
Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!”
Jesus has been taken from you into heaven,but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!”
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right. Romans 10:9-10
The Hope of the Resurrection And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with acommanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain onthe earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words