The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a fundamental belief in Christianity. After Jesus’ death on the cross, He appeared to His disciples multiple times before ascending to heaven.
But how long did Jesus appear to His disciples? Let’s find out.
After Jesus’ crucifixion and burial, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and found it empty. Later, Jesus appeared to her and told her not to cling to Him as He had not yet ascended to the Father.
Appearances on Resurrection Day
On the same day, two of Jesus’ disciples were walking to Emmaus when He appeared and walked with them, but they didn’t recognize Him until He broke bread with them. Later that evening, while the disciples were gathered together discussing these events, Jesus appeared among them and showed them His hands and feet.
Appearance on Thomas’ Request
A week later, while the disciples were again gathered together, Jesus appeared again and this time allowed Thomas to touch His wounds as proof of His resurrection.
Appearance by Galilee Sea
According to John’s gospel, a miraculous catch of fish occurred when Jesus appeared before seven of His disciples by the Sea of Galilee. After they ate breakfast together, Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved Him and instructed him to feed His sheep.
Appearance on Mount Olivet
Before ascending into heaven, Jesus met with His disciples on Mount Olivet and gave them instructions for their future ministry. It was during this meeting that He blessed them and was taken up into heaven.
- In conclusion, after being raised from the dead, Jesus appeared multiple times over a period of forty days before ascending into heaven.
- The appearances varied in location, including Jerusalem, Emmaus, Galilee, and Mount Olivet.
- Jesus’ appearances were not just to prove His resurrection, but to give instructions and blessings to His disciples before ascending into heaven.
As Christians, the resurrection of Jesus is a significant event in our faith. These appearances not only provided proof of His resurrection but also gave us a glimpse of the love and compassion that Jesus had for His disciples.