Post Resurrection Appearances

Jesus showed Himself alive after His burial by many infallible proofs, being seen by them forty days, Acts 1:3. His appearances were not illusions or hoaxes. He was seen at different times of the day, engaged in different activities, seen by witnesses who were acquainted with Him, seen at different locations inside buildings and outside, and seen by over five hundred witnesses.

Jesus then appears to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary as they went to tell the disciples (Matthew 28:9-10).

Then He appeared to the eleven disciples and they worshiped Him (Matthew 28:16-20).

Jesus appeared to Peter in Jerusalem (Luke 24:33-34).

Jesus was seen by His disciples and 500 believers on Mt. Tabor (1 Corinthians 15:5-6; Matthew 28:16-20).

Jesus appeared to ten of His apostles in the upper room (Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-23).

Jesus appeared to eleven of His disciples again, entering the upper room while the doors were shut and stood in their midst (John 20:24-29).

Jesus appears to seven of His disciples by the Galilean Sea (John 21:1-24).

He appears again to eleven of His disciples and James in Jerusalem (Mark 16:14-18; Luke 24:44-49; 1 Corinthians 14:7).

Jesus appeared to eleven of His disciples on the Mount of Olives (Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:3).

Sometime during His appearances, He gave His disciples a commission to go to all the nations and preach the Gospel to every creature (Mark 15:15; Matthew 28:19-20). The kingdom of God had been offered and that generation of Jews had rejected it. This does not mean that God is not going to keep His promise of the kingdom. The disciples had asked Him when He would restore the kingdom in Israel. Jesus said it was not for them to know but it will be when He returns the second time.

After His appearances, He spoke to His disciples on the Mount of Olives. He taught them and blessed them and was received up into heaven, to sit on the right hand of God.


Romans 10:9-10
Romans 10:13

Romans 10:9-10
Romans 10:13

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