“The Testimony of Witnesses of Jesus’ Resurrection”
The incredible event is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The word resurrection means “rising again to life”. It is truly an incredible event for never before had anyone risen from the grave after they were buried. It has never happened before. Incredible. Unbelievable.
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
Although Jesus told the disciples on several occasions that he will die and on the third day will rise again, succeeding events would show that they found this incredible beyond belief. In the present day lingo some may have even said, “weh” or “joke only”
But His Resurrection is no joke.
The great gospel truth upon which our faith is anchored has three pillars.
One, that Jesus was crucified.
Two, that Jesus was buried and
Three, that Jesus rose again.
The first two pillars of our faith are well documented (John 19:17-42). The third pillar however appeared to be enveloped in confusion, misconception as well as bewilderment especially among those who saw the empty tomb the day after the crucifixion.
Let us examine the reactions and interactions of these witnesses with the risen Christ on that fateful day.