Presentation on theme: "IS THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS A MYTH OR A MIRACLE?"— Presentation transcript:
1 IS THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS A MYTH OR A MIRACLE? WAS JESUS ACTUALLY DEAD?HOW WAS JESUS BURIED?WHY WAS THE TOMB EMPTY ON THE THIRD DAY?AFTER THE RESURRECTIONTHE TRANSFORMATION OF THE DISCIPLESTHE RESURRECTION APPEARANCES
3 THE RESURRECTION APPEARANCES Jesus appeared to Mary Magdelene (John 20:14)Jesus appeared to the women (Matthew 28:9-10)Jesus appeared to Peter (Luke 24:34)Jesus appeared to the Emmaus disciples (Luke 24:13-33)Jesus appeared to the Apostles (Luke 24:36-43)Jesus appeared to the Apostles & Thomas (John 20:26-29)Jesus appeared to the disciples by the lake (John 21:1-23)Jesus appeared to over 500 people at one time (1 Cor. 15:6)
6 1 Thessalonians 4:13–14 (The Message) 13 And regarding the question, friends, that has come up about what happens to those already dead and buried, we don’t want you in the dark any longer. First off, you must not carry on over them like people who have nothing to look forward to, as if the grave were the last word.14 Since Jesus died and broke loose from the grave, God will most certainly bring back to life those who died in Jesus.
7 1 Corinthians 15:12–24 (NIV) 12But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead… 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins…