After his crucifixion, Jesus Christ was resurrected on the third day. But how many times did he appear to his disciples after his resurrection? Let’s take a closer look.
The First Appearance
The first appearance of Jesus to his disciples after his resurrection was on the same day as the resurrection itself. According to the Gospel of John, Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene outside his tomb (John 20:14-17). Later that same day, he appeared to two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35).
The Second Appearance
The second appearance of Jesus was to the disciples who were gathered together in a locked room in Jerusalem (Luke 24:36-43). Thomas, one of the twelve apostles, was not present at that time.
The Third Appearance
A week later, Jesus appeared again to the disciples while Thomas was present (John 20:26-29). This time, Thomas believed that Jesus had truly risen from the dead.
The Fourth Appearance
According to John’s Gospel, Jesus appeared a fourth time to some of his disciples while they were fishing on the Sea of Galilee (John 21:1-14).
The Fifth Appearance
Jesus appeared a fifth time to over five hundred believers at once in Galilee (1 Corinthians 15:6).
The Sixth Appearance
The sixth appearance happened when James, one of Jesus’ brothers who had previously been skeptical about him, saw him in person for the first time after his resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:7).
The Seventh Appearance
The final recorded appearance of Jesus after his resurrection was when he ascended into heaven in front of his followers (Acts 1:9-11).
In conclusion, Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection a total of seven times. These appearances were crucial in confirming the reality of the resurrection and strengthening the faith of those who witnessed them. They serve as powerful reminders that Jesus is alive today and continues to be present with his followers through the Holy Spirit.