Chapter 54

Jesus Is Risen

“Chapter 54: Jesus Is Risen,” New Testament Stories (2005), 139–44


angels rolling stone away from tomb

The Savior’s body was in the tomb until Sunday morning. Then two angels came and rolled the stone away from the tomb.

Matthew 28:1–2 (see footnote 2a); Luke 24:1–4

Mary Magdalene

A woman whom Jesus had healed named Mary Magdalene went to the tomb. She was surprised to see that the stone had been moved. Jesus’s body was not in the tomb.

Mary Magdalene talking to Apostles

She ran to tell Peter and John that someone had taken the Savior’s body. She did not know where it was.

Peter and John at entrance of tomb

Peter and John ran to the tomb. They found the cloth Jesus had been buried in, but Jesus’s body was not there. Peter and John did not know what to do. They went home.

angels sitting in tomb

Mary Magdalene stayed by the tomb, crying. When she looked into the tomb again, she saw two angels.

Mary Magdalene crying

They asked Mary Magdalene why she was crying. She said someone had taken Jesus’s body away. She did not know where it was.

Jesus’s hand reaching out to Mary Magdalene

She turned around and saw someone. She thought it was the gardener. He asked her why she was crying. She asked Him if He knew where Jesus’s body was.

Mary Magdalene kneeling before Jesus

Then the man said, “Mary,” and she knew it was Jesus. He asked her to tell the Apostles that He was resurrected.

Mary Magdalene talking to Apostles

Mary Magdalene and some other women told the Apostles that Jesus had been resurrected. At first the Apostles did not believe them.

Jesus appearing to Apostles

Later, while the Apostles were talking to each other, Jesus came into the room. The Apostles were afraid. They still thought He was dead.

Jesus showing Apostles his hands

The Savior told them to touch His hands and feet. He was resurrected—His body and spirit had come together again.

Apostles giving Jesus food

The Apostles were happy to see Him. He asked them for food. They gave Him fish and honeycomb. He ate it.

Resurrected beings appearing to people

Jesus Christ was the first person to be resurrected. Many others were then resurrected and seen by people living in Jerusalem. Jesus had said, “I am the resurrection, and the life.” Because He overcame death, we will all be resurrected someday.