Summary: This is a chronological biblical reading of the resurrection & ascension of Jesus, with it's application using 1Corinthians 15:1-20, :50, :53-57.
A Biblical Account of Jesus’ Resurrection:
•The following is a chronological compilation of the biblical record of Jesus’ resurrection using all four Gospels.
•We will close with the record of Jesus’ ascension from the first chapter of the Book of Acts.
•Following the record of Jesus’ ascension, we will then reveal the grave importance of Jesus’ resurrection & ascension, by applying 1Corinthinas 15:1-20, :50, :53-57.
“Now it was the third hour[9:00 A.M], & they crucified Him.”
“Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour[3:00 P.M.] there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”[Cf.-Ps. 22]
“After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; & they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, & put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”
“And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last.
“Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; & the earth quaked, & the rocks were split,.”
Mat. 27:54-56; Mk. 15:39-41
“So when the centurion & those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake & the things that had happened,”.....“that He cried out like this & breathed His last,”.....“they feared greatly, saying,”.....“Truly this Man was the Son of God!” There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the Less & of Joses, & Salome,”.....“...the mother of Zebedee’s sons”.....“who also followed Him & ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, & many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.” Jn. 19:31ff.
“Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath(for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, & that they might be taken away. Then the soldiers came & broke the legs of the first & of the other who was crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus & saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, & immediately blood & water came out. And he who has seen has testified, & his testimony is true; & he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”
“Now behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good & just man. He had not consented to their decision & deed. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate & asked for the body of Jesus.”
“Pilate marveled that He was already dead; & summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time. So when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.”
“...So he came & took the body of Jesus. And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh & aloes, about a hundred pounds. Then they took the body of Jesus, & bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, & in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.”
“When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, & laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; & he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, & departed.”
“So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.”
“And Mary Magdalene was there, & the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb.”
“On the next day, which followed the Day of Preparation, the chief priests & Pharisees gathered together to Pilate, saying, “Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise.’ “Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night & steal Him away, & say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead.’ So the last deception will be worse than the first.” Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go your way, make it as secure as you know how.” So they went & made the tomb secure, sealing the stone & setting the guard.”