He Is Risen
April 2009

“He Is Risen,” Ensign, Apr. 2009, 40–45

He Is Risen

After His Resurrection, the Lord ministered unto many in the Holy Land and in the Americas. Many in ancient times bore testimony of the living Christ as did the Prophet Joseph Smith in modern times: “And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!” (D&C 76:22).

He Is Risen

Above: He Is Risen, by Del Parson

The chief priests and scribes “shall deliver [Christ] to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again” (Matthew 20:19).

He Is Not Here

Right: He Is Not Here, by Walter Rane

“He is not here: for he is risen” (Matthew 28:6).

As It Began to Dawn

Above: As It Began to Dawn, by Elspeth Young

“In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre” (Matthew 28:1).

Easter Morning

Above: Easter Morning, by William F. Whitaker Jr.

“Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master” (John 20:16).

The Three Marys at the Tomb

Below: The Three Marys at the Tomb, by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

“They saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted” (Mark 16:5).

The Garden Tomb

Above: The Garden Tomb, by Linda Curley Christensen

“The angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door” (Matthew 28:2).

The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre

Right: The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre, by Dan Burr

“Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple. …

“So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre” (John 20:3–4).

The Doubtful Thomas

Above: The Doubtful Thomas, by Carl Heinrich Bloch

Christ said to Thomas, “Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; … and be not faithless, but believing” (John 20:27).

The Resurrected Christ in Galilee

Right: The Resurrected Christ in Galilee, by Gary Smith

“And Jesus came and spake unto [the eleven disciples], saying, …

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:18–19).

Feed My Sheep

Above: Feed My Sheep, by Kamille Corry

“Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep” (John 21:16).

Christ on the Road to Emmaus

Below: Christ on the Road to Emmaus, by Greg Olsen

“But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them” (Luke 24:29).

The Ascension of Jesus

Right: The Ascension of Jesus, by Harry Anderson

“And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven” (Luke 24:51).

Christ Appearing in the Western Hemisphere

Below: Christ Appearing in the Western Hemisphere, by Arnold Friberg

“And it came to pass, as they understood they cast their eyes up again towards heaven; and behold, they saw [Christ] descending out of heaven” (3 Nephi 11:8).

Samuel the Lamanite Prophesies

Above: Samuel the Lamanite Prophesies, by Arnold Friberg

Those Nephites who did not believe “cast stones at him upon the wall, and also many shot arrows at him” (Helaman 16:2).

Christ in the Land Bountiful

Right: Christ in the Land Bountiful, by Simon Dewey

“The multitude went forth, … and did feel the prints of the nails in his hands … and did bear record, that it was [Christ]” (3 Nephi 11:15).

Bring Forth the Record

Left: Bring Forth the Record, by Robert T. Barrett

“Yea, Lord, Samuel [the Lamanite] did prophesy according to thy words, and they were all fulfilled.

“And Jesus said unto them: How be it that ye have not written this thing?” (3 Nephi 23:10–11).

Christ and the Book of Mormon Children

Below: Christ and the Book of Mormon Children, by Del Parson

“[Christ] wept, and the multitude bare record of it, and he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them” (3 Nephi 17:21).

Christ Praying with the Nephites

Left: Christ Praying with the Nephites, by Ted Henninger

“And no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard [Christ] pray for us unto the Father” (3 Nephi 17:17).

Jesus Christ Visits the Americas

Below: Jesus Christ Visits the Americas, by John Scott

“And [the Nephites] did fall down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship him” (3 Nephi 11:17).

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