Appearances of Christ after His Resurrection
The victory of the Resurrection is presented in the gospels
of the New Testament. Namely, the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke
In the New Testament, Jesus Christ was born of a virgin,
lived a sinless life, healed the sick, raised the dead and
preached the good news. His enemies though judged him and
crucified Him. But the Lord Jesus would not be kept in the
Three days later He rose from the dead!
According to Mark 16:9, Mary Magdalene was the first to
actually see Jesus after His death and magnificent
When she found out that the body of Christ was missing, she
wanted to recover it. Jesus had a special place in his heart
for Mary Magdalene as He had changed her life completely and
she truly loved Him in return.
When Peter and John visited the empty tomb after the
resurrection, Mary Magdalene apparently waited outside.
After the men had left, she looked into the tomb and saw two
angels. When asked why she was crying, she replied that she was
looking for her Lord. The angels asked her why she sought the
living among the dead.
She later saw Jesus Himself but did not recognize Him
immediately. However, she knew him when he spoke her name. This
is according to John 10:4 which says: “And when he putteth
forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow
him: for they know his voice”.
She immediately went and told the disciples she had seen the
Lord. With great joy she exclaimed, "He’s alive! I’ve seen
Him!”. Even though the disciples doubted her testimony, Mary
Magdalene knew without a doubt that she had seen the Lord.
The resurrected Lord also had a meeting with Peter after the
resurrection as recorded in Luke 24:34.
Although we are not given any information on this meeting,
Mark 16:7 makes a special mention of Peter. You see, Peter had
miserably failed in his service, but Jesus forgave him. Jesus
went to him privately and restored him.
In Luke 24:13 is a record of an encounter that happened on
the day of the resurrection. Two disciples were talking
together of all the events of the past three days. Cleopas was
among them. As they were talking, Jesus secretly joined them.
During their walk, Jesus witnessed to them concerning the
scripture and the Messiah. When they arrived at their
destination, Jesus said he would go on His way. But they
pressed Him to stay and eat. When He broke bread, His identity
As soon as they recognized Him, He vanished. In His
resurrection body, He could appear or disappear instantly.
These men knew that they had seen Jesus alive and indeed they