Jesus is Raised from the Dead

It looked like all hope was lost, but then Jesus’s disciples didn’t find him in the tomb. Where is he?

Read the story – Luke 24:1-12, 24:36-47

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” Then they remembered his words.

When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.


While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence.

He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

Jesus has been dead and in the tomb since Friday, but now everything has changed. Could it be true that he is alive again?


Once you have watched the video, we recommend you spend some time to think about the story in greater detail. Here are three questions that you can use to think about this story:

Question 1: How is it possible that Jesus could be raised from the dead?

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We have seen already in the story of Lazarus that Jesus has power over death. Now, he shows that he truly is the life, just as he said to Martha in the story of Lazarus. He cannot stay in the grave! God raises Jesus up from death to life.

Question 2: Why does Jesus say that the Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead? Where is he getting this information?

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Jesus is pointing out that the scriptures had predicted that the Messiah would die and then rise from the dead. Now, we can see that Jesus is truly the Messiah because he has fulfilled this very prophecy.

Question 3: What could it mean for you and your relationship with God if your sins were forgiven and you had new life like Jesus?

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If my sins are forgiven, it means that I can have eternal life and live with God forever. I won’t die, but like Jesus, I will live!