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MGJC Blog
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Eyewitnesses of Risen Lord
Topic: Resurrection

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. (I Corinthians 15:3-8 KJV)

Do you know which of disciples saw the risen Lord Jesus in His tomb first? Many of us may think it was John. In John 20:6-7, it says that Peter saw that Jesus fold His linen clothes. And Paul says that Jesus was seen by Peter (or Cephas) before other twelve disciples (last disciple maybe Paul in Acts 8). According to I Corinthians 15, Jesus saw more than 500 of His followers after He resurrected, for 50 days. That is not included Paul. After that Jesus finally met with Paul on the way to Demascus (Acts 9).

Nowadays, some historian researchers are trying to prove that Jesus’ bones were in the tomb and hadn’t risen from the dead. It is sad news when the people may decide to fix that biblical history is considered as wrong. In fact, the movie, DaVinci Code, is trying to teach us that Jesus had been married to Mary Magdalene and had a child. If this is true, then our Christianity faith would mean nothing.

However, we have eyewitnesses that what the world may tell us is considered as wrong. Even though many of us didn’t see risen Jesus as His disciples saw, we can experience with our faiths. We can believe that we have risen Lord Jesus in us because we can see how He works with the other people around us.

We can be sure that we are children of God because we can love others just as He loves us. Paul says, “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” (I Corinthians 13:4-8 KJV.)


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