After Jesus Christ’s resurrection, he appeared to several individuals and groups. These appearances are recorded in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. Let’s take a look at who Jesus appeared to after his resurrection.
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
On the morning of his resurrection, Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, who had come to visit his tomb. At first, she did not recognize him and thought he was a gardener.
However, when Jesus called her by name, she recognized him and fell at his feet. This is recorded in John 20:11-18.
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
After appearing to Mary Magdalene, Jesus later appeared to his disciples while they were gathered in a room. He showed them his hands and side, which still bore the marks of his crucifixion.
The disciples were overjoyed at seeing their Lord alive again. This appearance is recorded in John 20:19-23.
Jesus Appears to Thomas
One of Jesus’ disciples named Thomas was not present when Jesus first appeared to the other disciples. When they told him about it later on, Thomas said that he would not believe unless he could see and touch Jesus himself.
A week later, Jesus appeared again while Thomas was present and invited him to touch his wounds as proof of his resurrection. This appearance is recorded in John 20:24-29.
Jesus Appears to Peter
After his resurrection, Jesus also had a private appearance with Peter. This is recorded in Luke 24:34 and 1 Corinthians 15:5.
Jesus Appears on the Road to Emmaus
Two of Jesus’ followers were walking on the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus when they encountered a man who turned out to be Jesus himself – although they did not recognize him at first. They walked and talked with Jesus for some time, and it was only when he broke bread with them that their eyes were opened and they realized who he was. This appearance is recorded in Luke 24:13-35.
Jesus Appears to a Group of Disciples by the Sea of Galilee
After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to a group of his disciples while they were fishing on the Sea of Galilee. He performed a miracle by helping them catch an abundance of fish, and then cooked breakfast for them on the shore. This appearance is recorded in John 21:1-14.
Jesus Appears to over 500 People
The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:6 that after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to more than 500 people at once, many of whom were still alive at the time he wrote his letter.
In conclusion, after Jesus’ resurrection, he made several appearances to various individuals and groups. These appearances serve as proof of his resurrection and continue to inspire and strengthen the faith of Christians around the world today.