The Closing Events: Forty day of Confirmation.

Jesus rose from the dead. Matt.28:1-15; Mark16:1-8;
Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18.

On the first day of the week, there was an earthquake, and an angel rolled the stone away from the tomb. The Romans fell on their faces as dead men. The women, who traveled with Jesus, came that morning to finish the burial. They saw the stone rolled away and Jesus was not in the tomb. 2 angels told them that Jesus had risen from the dead and to go tell the disciples and Peter. Peter, John and Mary ran back to the tomb. John looked in , but Peter went in. John believed, but not Peter. Mary stayed behind, when they left. Then Jesus appeared to Mary. Some of the guards went to the chief priest and told them what happened. The elders and chief priest paid off the Roman guards to say that the disciples stole his body.

Jesus appeared to his disciples. Mark 16:9-13; Luke 24:13-43; 
John 20:11-21:25.
Jesus appeared 3 different times to his disciples in Jerusalem and Galilee.

The Commission and Ascension - Matt.28:16-20; Mark 16:14-20;
Luke 24:44-53. Mark 16:15-18 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Jesus gave them the great commission to preach the gospel to the world. After he had given them these instructions, Jesus ascended into heaven.
Crain Blanchard.

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