(1-8) The Resurrection
The most unbelievable part of the resurrection story is the unbelief that almost everyone displayed at the fact that Jesus did what He said He would do. Jesus the Christ repeatedly told His disciples and the women who followed Him that three days after His crucifixion and burial, He would rise from the dead. No one believed it would happen. If they had believed it, the women wouldn’t have been hurrying to the grave with spices expecting to find His body to anoint. The disciples would not have been sitting at home mourning and weeping; they would have been out looking for their Savior.
(9-11) Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
The disciples would not believe Mary Magdalene when she told them that Jesus had appeared to her.
(12-13) Jesus Appears to Two Disciples
The other disciples did not believe these two disciples when they revealed that Jesus had appeared to them.
(14-20) The Great Commission
Finally, Jesus the Christ appeared to all of the disciples. After spending so much time with them, He might have been disappointed (but not surprised) at their unbelief. Thank God, however, that these disciples did not continue in their unbelief. After witnessing His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension, they fully believed that Jesus the Christ was the Son of God and the Savior of the world. They overcame their timidity and past failures, and went out and preached everywhere this glorious good news.
Favorite verse: (19) So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.