Where in the Bible Is the Resurrection of Jesus?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most significant events in the Christian faith. It is the foundation of our faith and the cornerstone of our hope.

But where in the Bible can we find this miraculous event? Let’s explore.

The Gospels

The four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, are the primary sources for the account of Jesus’ resurrection. Each Gospel offers a unique perspective on this event, providing a fuller picture of what happened.

Matthew 28:1-10

Matthew’s Gospel tells us that after Jesus’ crucifixion and burial, Mary Magdalene and another Mary went to visit the tomb. There they encountered an angel who told them that Jesus had risen from the dead. The women were instructed to go and tell the disciples about what they had seen.

Mark 16:1-8

Mark’s Gospel also tells us about Mary Magdalene and another Mary visiting Jesus’ tomb. They found that the stone covering the entrance had been rolled away and encountered an angel who told them that Jesus had risen from the dead. The women fled in fear and did not tell anyone about what they had seen.

Luke 24:1-12

Luke’s Gospel tells us that early on Sunday morning, several women went to visit Jesus’ tomb. When they arrived, they found that the stone covering the entrance had been rolled away.

Two angels then appeared to them and told them that Jesus had risen from the dead. The women returned to tell the disciples about what they had seen.

John 20:1-18

John’s Gospel tells us that early on Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene went to visit Jesus’ tomb alone. She found that the stone covering the entrance had been rolled away and ran to tell Peter and John.

Peter and John then went to the tomb and found it empty. Mary Magdalene returned to the tomb and encountered Jesus, who had risen from the dead.

The Epistles

In addition to the Gospels, several epistles in the New Testament also reference the resurrection of Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:3-8

In this passage, Paul is reminding the Corinthian church of the gospel he preached to them. He emphasizes that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and was raised on the third day. He then lists several eyewitnesses who saw Jesus after his resurrection, including Peter, James, and over 500 others.

1 Peter 1:3

Peter begins his first epistle by praising God for giving us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Conclusion

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a fundamental belief in Christianity. It is not just a historical event but a living reality that brings hope and life to all who believe.

The Gospels provide us with detailed accounts of this event, while the epistles offer us insights into its significance for our lives today. As we study these passages in Scripture, may our faith be strengthened as we marvel at what God has done for us through his son’s resurrection from death to life.