Friday, August 4, 2017

Jesus rises from the dead


Bible 1
On the evening that Jesus was buried, the tomb was sealed and guards were posted to keep watch over it.
Bible 2
Three days later, on the first day of the week, early in the morning, a group of women who were followers of Jesus set out for the tomb. Among them were Mary the mother of James, and Mary Magdalene. They were bringing spices and oils to embalm the body and wondered how they would be able to roll back the large heavy stone covering the tomb.
Bible 3
Suddenly there was a violent earthquake as an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled back the stone covering the tomb entrance and sat on it. His appearance was as bright as lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so petrified they trembled and ran off.


Bible 4
When the women arrived at the tomb they noticed the large stone covering the entrance had been rolled back. As they entered the tomb they saw the angel and were alarmed.
Bible 5
‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified,’ the angel said. ‘He is not here, He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.
Bible 6
‘Now go quickly and tell his disciples, “He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.”’


Bible 7
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell His disciples.
Bible 8
Suddenly Jesus met them. ‘Greetings,’ He said. They came closer to him, clasped His feet and worshipped Him. ‘Do not be afraid,’ Jesus told them. ‘Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee and they will see me there.’
Bible 9
The women rushed off to tell the disciples Jesus was alive. But the disciples did not believe them. Peter and John ran to the tomb to see what had happened.


Bible 10
John arrived first and stared into the empty tomb. He saw strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Simon Peter caught up and went straight into the tomb.
Bible 11
He also saw the strips of linen lying there, and the cloth that had been wrapped round Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Peter was puzzled and wondered what had happened. He did not understand from the scriptures that it was God’s plan for Jesus, the Messiah, to suffer, die and then be raised to life.


Jesus rises from the dead
Jesus is alive.
Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-18

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