The Death of Jesus Christ (Matt:27;45-56)
Jesus was crucified about the third hour(9.am) and was on the cross for about three hours by the sixth hour( i.e 12 noon) there was darkness all over the land until the ninth hours (3 pm) Jesus,then cried out with a loud voice Eloi- Eloi, lama sabac thani” this means my God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?” Later Jesus cried again with a louder voice saying the same words and died on the cross immediately, he died, the curtain of the temple was turn into two from top to bottom. There was an earthquake which shook the whole place. The rocks split apart and some tombs were opened. When the centurion and other soldiers with him who where keeping watch over him saw all these and proclaimed.“ truly this man was the son of God “. Other people that witnessed the awesome events where Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
The burial of Jesus (Matt 27:57-61)
That same evening, Jesus died on the cross, Joseph of Arimathea went to Governor Pilate and demanded for the body of Jesus to be buried. Joseph was a rich man and a member of the sanhedrin .he was a secret disciple and did not consent to the death sentence of Jesus. Pilate consented to his request he took Jesus body from the cross and wrapped it with a clean linen cloth .he took the body and laid it in his new grave which was not contaminated with decay .some women disciples like Mary the mother of Jesus ,Mary Magdalene and other friends witnessed the burial of Jesus.
The resurrection and appearance of Jesus
From his triumphant entry to his burial, he engaged in a battle with the power of darkness. Victory was hovered between him and the devil.by his death and burial victory seemed to incline to the devil’s side but on the first day of the new week, the tide has turned in favour of Christ, the prince of peace rose from the dead. Jesus arose from the grave after the Jewish Passover and Sabbath. For he said on the cross, it is finished. On the first day of the new week Jesus marched out of the grave victoriously, he declared that all powers in heaven and on Earth had been given to him
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Resurrection in general means the act of being raised from the dead. But they Christians ,it is that act of coming back to life after death, to die no more by his resurrection, Jesus completed the work of our salvation. He died for our sins and Rose for our justification. The story according to Mathew after the Sabbath, early in the morning of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb of Jesus. They carried spices with them to anoint the body of Jesus as they were coming they thought of the heavy stone that was rolled over the mouth of the tomb .but an angel of God had come down from heaven and there was a great earthquake on getting to the grave, the women saw that the stone had been rolled away. The angel said to them do not be afraid you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here, see the place where they laid him .but go tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee there you will meet him as he told you”.
The Appearance of Jesus Christ
The Appearance of Jesus is the proof of his resurrection. That is if Jesus did not show himself alive after his resurrection nobody would have had a proof or evidence that he actually resurrected and us alive.
After the resurrection, Jesus lived on Earth for forty days. Within these days he appeared to many people both In Jerusalem and Galilee
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