Of First Importance


That he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then  to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.Then he appeared to s James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born,  he appeared also to me. 1 Corinthians 15

Jesus’ Resurrection
Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and n the other Mary went to see the tomb.
And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.
But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen,  as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.

And they found  the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were perplexed about this, behold, two l men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man  must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on  the third day rise.”

And  they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they s told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.

Now it was Mary Magdalene and  Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and v they did not believe them. But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw .the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened. 

After this Jesus b revealed himself c again to the disciples by d the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.  Simon Peter,  Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but h that night they caught nothing. 

Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples  did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.

That disciple l whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord,  he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.

The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.  When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught  So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and  have breakfast Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.

Jesus came and  took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. 

HE HAS RISEN INDEED!

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