The Risen Savior . John chapter 20
Luke chapter 24 .
Very early on Sunday morning the women came to the tomb .They found the stone rolled away from the entrance to the tomb
So they went in ;but they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus .they stood there puzzled about this when suddenly
Two men in shining clothes stood by them . Full of fear the women bowed down to the ground, as the men said “Why are you looking for the living among the dead , HE is not here HE is risen .Remember what HE said to you while HE was in galilee. ; The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful men , be crucified , and three days later rise to life’ “
They returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and all the rest but they thought what the women said was nonsense . Then Simon Peter and the disciple whom Jesus loved went to the tomb . The two of them were running , but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first
They saw the linen cloths lying there and the cloth which had been around Jesus’ head the other disciple who reached the tomb first believed HE risen . Then the disciples went back home
Mary stood crying outside the tomb.
While she was crying she bent over and looked in the tomb and saw two angels there dressed in white , sitting where the body of Jesus had been , one at the head and the other at the feet. “Woman why are you crying “ they asked her. She answered “they have taken my Lord away and I don’t know where they have put HIM”
She turned and saw Jesus standing there but she did not know it was Jesus “Woman why are you crying?” HE asked “Who is it your looking for?” She thought HE was the gardener so she said to HIM “If you took HIM away , sir , tell me where you put HIM and I will go and get HIM. Jesus said to her “Mary!” she turned and said in hebrew “Rabboni!” “Do not hold me “ HE said because I have not yet gone back to the Father but go to my brothers and tell them that I am returning to my Father and their Father , My God and their God
HE also appeared to
Cleopas and another disciple on the road to Emmaus but they did not recognize HIM until HE took bread
It was late that Sunday and the disciples gathered behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish Authorities .The two went to the disciples and said ”The Lord is risen indeed!” While the two were telling them this suddenly……….
The Lord HIMSELF stood among them and said to them “Peace be with you”
They were terrified , thinking that they are seeing a ghost but HE said to them “Why are you alarmed? Why are these doubts coming up in your minds ?Look at my hands and my feet, and see that it is I myself . Feel me and you will know , for a ghost doesn’t have flesh and bones as you see me have.
One of the twelve Thomas (called the Twin) was not with them when the Jesus came when the other disciples told him “We have seen the Lord !” Thomas said to them “Unless I see the scars of the nails in HIS hands and put my finger on those scars and my hand in HIS side I will not believe.”
Jesus came and stood among them “Peace be with you.” Then HE said to Thomas “Put your finger here , and look at my hands ; then reach out your hand and put it in my side . Stop your doubting , and believe.”
Thomas answered HIM “My Lord and my God” Jesus said to him “Do you believe because you see me ? How happy are those who believe without seeing me.
Jesus appeared several times alive until HE was taken up to heaven