Biblical accounts The biblical narrative in Chapter 1 of the Acts of the Apostles takes place 40 days after the Resurrection . Acts 1 describes a meal at which Jesus commands the disciples to await the coming of the Holy Spirit.
9 Now when he was risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene , from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10 She went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
What did Jesus do during the forty days following the Resurrection ? He appeared to the Apostles and spoke of the kingdom of God. To teach the “Good News” that Jesus has died on the Cross and He has saved us from sin. You just studied 14 terms!
According to the New Testament, “God raised him from the dead”, he ascended to heaven, to the “right hand of God”, and will return again to fulfill the rest of Messianic prophecy such as the resurrection of the dead, the Last Judgment and establishment of the Kingdom of God.
Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Saint Lazarus or Lazarus of the Four Days , venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church as (Righteous) Lazarus the Four Days Dead after he rose again, is the subject of a prominent sign of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death.
Matthew has two post- Resurrection appearances, the first to Mary Magdalene and ” the other Mary” at the tomb, and the second, based on Mark 16:7, to all the disciples on a mountain in Galilee, where Jesus claims authority over heaven and Earth and commissions the disciples to preach the gospel to the whole world.
Peter , a Jewish fisherman, was called to be a disciple of Jesus at the beginning of Jesus ‘ ministry. He received from Jesus the name Cephas (from Aramaic Kepa [“Rock”]; hence Peter , from Petros, a Greek translation of Kepa).
After his resurrection , Jesus sent eleven of them (minus Judas Iscariot, who by then had died) by the Great Commission to spread his teachings to all nations. This event has been called the Dispersion of the Apostles . The period of early Christianity during the lifetimes of the apostles is called the Apostolic Age.
Spies were sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan (promised to the children of Israel) for “forty days” (Numbers 13:2, 25). The Hebrew people lived in the lands outside of the promised land for “forty years”. This period of years represents the time it takes for a new generation to arise (Numbers 32:13).
The most important day in the Christian year is Easter Sunday, when Jesus was raised to new life. Because of this, Christians made Sunday their Sabbath (holy day). Christians believe that the resurrection proves that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) and the Son of God. The resurrection is a sign of God’s great power.
As soon as Jesus was baptised , he came up out of the water. Heaven was opened and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. Then a voice said from heaven, “This is my own dear son with whom I am pleased.”
But both Bond and Taylor point to the Bible itself for further evidence of Mary Magdalene’s intimate understanding of Jesus . She remains at the cross during the crucifixion while the other disciples hide, and she’s the first to see Jesus following the Resurrection .
The Bible tells us that Jesus died and rose again not only so that we could receive forgiveness, but even more so, He died and rose again so that we might have life. It is through His death and resurrection that we receive life. He died and rose again that we might live for Him – that’s loving service.
Mary Magdalene as trusted disciple For its part, the Bible gave no hint that Mary Magdalene was Jesus’s wife . None of the four canonical gospels suggests that sort of relationship, even though they list the women who travel with Jesus and in some cases include their husbands’ names.