The study of the Resurrection, Appearance And Ascension of Jesus is very important because the bible chapter gave an account of it, we are going to study them one after the other.
Matthew 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-11 these bible verse gave an account of it.
According to Matthew, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulcher. There was a great earthquake for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it.
The angel told the women not to fear and that he knew they were looking for Jesus. The angel told them that Jesus had risen. The angel commanded them to go quickly to tell the disciples that Christ has risen from the dead and that he has gone before them to Galilee. They quickly went to tell the disciples.
Mark recorded that Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome had brought sweet spices to anoint Jesus’ body. They came to the sepulcher early in the morning on the first day of the week. They questioned themselves who roll away the stone from the door of the sepulcher. When they got there,they saw that the stone had been rolled away. When they entered the sepulcher, they saw a young man,sitting on the right side clothed in long white garment and they were afraid. The young man told them not to be afraid and that Jesus had risen. The young man instructed them to tell his disciples and Peter that Jesus had gone to Galilee.
Luke recorded that the women entered the tomb and could not see the body of Jesus but they saw two men standing by them in white shinning garment. The men questioned the women “Why seek ye living among the dead”?
They reminded them of Jesus said, “The son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified and the third day rise again”. The women returned to tell the eleven disciples their experience.
Those are the account Matthew Mark and Luke gave about the resurrection, appearance and ascension of Jesus.
APPEARANCE AND ASCENSION
Matthew 28:9-20; Luke 24:13-49
It was the same day that Jesus had risen from the dead and had spoken to Mary Magdalene near the tomb that two disciples were going home from Jerusalem to the village of Emmanus. One of the disciples was Cleopas. As they walked along they were discussing sadly the death of Jesus, as they walked Jesus himself came up to them, but they could not know him. He asked them what they were talking about and why they were so sad. Cleopas told him all that happened to Jesus and how they had heard the amazing news that he was alive again. Then Jesus began to talk about himself and how all these things had happen for they were the will of God.
Soon they came to Emmaus. It was nearly evening and the two disciples asked Jesus to stay the night with them. As they sat down to eat Jesus took some bread, blessed it and broke it and gave it to the disciples. At once they knew who he was, but Jesus vanished from their sight.
The two disciples set off again for the city of Jerusalem to tell the other disciples the great news. They found eleven with some others in the upper room. With joy they told them all that has happened on the road to Emmaus, and how they spoke, Jesus stood in the room. Many of them were afraid because they thought that he was a spirit. but when he showed them his wounds in his hands and feet, they knew who he was.
Jesus was to appear to his disciples many times before he left them to ascend into Heaven. Forty days were to pass before his ascension and these days are often called “THE GREAT FORTY DAYS”