He Has Risen!

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Jesus was crucified. The disciples were devastated. It looked like all hope was lost. Literally.

But then Jesus began to appear to his followers. Yesterday, we discussed Jesus’ first appearance after his resurrection — to Mary Magdalene, out of whom “he had cast seven demons.”

Next he appeared to other women, including Salome and Mary, the mother of James. Like the other Mary, they had gone to visit the tomb. But when they got there, they discovered it empty and had this rather shocking conversation with an angel:

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

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Yesterday, we looked at Jesus’ last words from the cross. Today, we’ll look at his first words after the resurrection.

Jesus’ followers were understandably devastated by his arrest one evening and then his execution the following day. But their devastation would soon turn to joy and amazement.

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene. Here’s what happened:

Jesus on the Cross

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In the last 24 hours, Jesus was betrayed, arrested, abandoned, mocked, beaten, tried and condemned. Then, at nine in the morning, he was hung on a cross at a place called The Skull (or, in Hebrew, Golgotha).

According to multiple eyewitnesses, here were Jesus’ final words:

Carrying the Cross

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As we’ve been discussing the past few days, Jesus was condemned by the religious leaders in a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a trial. Then he was handed over to the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, with demands that he be executed. Pilate eventually caved and ordered Jesus’ crucifixion.

Here’s what happened next:

Higher Authority

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Jesus is in the midst of a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a trial.

First, he was brought before Annas, an influential religious leader and the former high priest. Then, in the middle of the night he was dragged to Caiphas, Annas’ son-in-law and the current high priest. Throughout the ordeal, Jesus was falsely accused, mocked, spat upon and beaten.

Then the next morning he was taken to the Sanhedrin, the official religious ruling council. They then carted him off to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, demanding that he be executed.

When Pilate heard that Jesus from Galilee, he sent him off to Herod — the man who had ordered John the Baptist’s execution — because Galilee was under Herod’s jurisdiction.

Here’s what happened next:

A Kingdom From Another Place

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Jesus is in the midst of a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a trial.

First, he was brought before Annas, an influential religious leader and the former high priest. Then, in the middle of the night he was dragged to Caiphas, Annas’ son-in-law and the current high priest. Throughout the ordeal, Jesus was falsely accused, mocked, spat upon and beaten.

Now, at daybreak, he was taken to the Sanhedrin, the official religious ruling council. They had one key question for Jesus, in an attempt to try to pin a charge of blasphemy on him:

The Trial of Jesus

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It’s Jesus’ last night on earth. Yesterday, we discussed his betrayal and arrest. Today begins a mockery of a travesty of a sham of a trial that leads directly to the Cross.

After Jesus was arrested he was first brought to an influential religious leader and former high priest named Annas, who questioned Jesus about his disciples and teaching. Here’s how Jesus replied: