JESUS AROSE FROM THE GRAVE

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    [Mark:15:42-47] [Mark:16:1-20] [Acts:1:1-11]

    Lesson No.: 
    65
    Class: 
    Elementary
    Memory Verse: 

    “Now is Christ risen from the dead” (I Corinthians 15:20).

    Notes: 

    Up from the Grave
    Early in the morning some of Jesus’ friends came to the tomb and brought sweet spices to anoint His body. They were wondering how they would get that big stone away from the door of the tomb. But when they came to the tomb they found the stone rolled away.  God had sent an angel to roll the stone away. The friends went into the tomb and there they saw a man dressed in white.  They were afraid, but he told them not to be afraid.  He said Jesus was not there, but He had risen from the dead and was alive.  He said, “Go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee:  there shall ye see him.”  We know the disciples were glad to hear that Jesus was alive and would be with them again.

    Jesus Seen Again
    Later, that same day, two men were walking along the road, on their way to a village called Emmaus.  As they talked together about the death of Jesus, He drew near, and went with them. But they did not know Jesus. Then He asked them what they were talking about and why they were so sad.  The men asked Him if he had not heard the things that had happened.  Jesus said,  “What things?”

    So the two men told Him all about it – that the wicked men had caused Jesus to be put to death, and he had been laid in a grave. Now certain ones had discovered that He was no longer in the grave. Then Jesus explained to them many things they had not understood about their Bible and about Himself.

    Later, as they sat down to eat with Him, He took bread and returned thanks, and gave them some. Then these men knew that He was Jesus.  He then vanished out of their sight.

    His Home in Heaven
    Jesus also showed Himself to a number of people, and several times to His disciples.  Then one day while some people were standing listening to what Jesus was saying, He began to rise up into the sky.  Soon a cloud hid Him from their view.  As they stood there and watched Him disappear from their sight, two men in white clothing said to them:  “Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?  This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts:1:11).

    We believe that Jesus is coming back soon for those who love Him and are looking for Him.  If we are ready He will take us up to be with Him in Heaven forever.

    Questions: 

    1. Who took Jesus down from the cross? [Mark:15:43-46].
    2. Where did he lay the body of Jesus? [Mark:15:46].
    3. Who rolled away the stone? [Matthew:28:2].
    4. To whom did Jesus appear first? [Mark:16:9].
    5. Will there be another resurrection day? [1 Corinthians:15:52]; [1 Thessalonians:4:16].