88. What happened after Jesus’ death and burial?

On the third day Jesus rose from the dead.

  • For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. (Psalm 16:10)
  • This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. (Acts 2:32)
  • The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. (Acts 5:30)

At the centre of all the apostles’ preaching is Jesus’ testimony that He was crucified and is risen. The resurrection of the Lord Jesus is mentioned eleven times in the book of Acts.

The apostle Paul devotes an entire chapter to the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15).

  • And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. (Acts 4:33)