What is Easter? The Easter Bunny? Easter Island? Easter Egg hunt? The Crucifixion? Happy Bunny Gift Set? Or a Happy Easter??? YES! Easter IS a very happy

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  • What is Easter?

  • The Easter Bunny?Easter Island?Easter Egg hunt?The Crucifixion?Happy Bunny Gift Set?Or a Happy Easter???YES! Easter IS a very happy occasion!

  • Why? Because everything that happened just before Easter was very sad!Jesus was condemned

  • He was cruelly crucified, and diedBut what happened after was a super-great victory!

  • It looked like the End! Jesus body was put in a shroud, placed in a tomb, sealed by a stone.It seemed like the end of all hope

  • The Jews put Roman soldiers around the tomb, to guard the grave, as they said, to prevent this mans disciples from stealing his body!And so everyone went home very sad.Until suddenly, on the first day of the week at dawn

  • An angel came down from Heaven & rolled back the stone & sat on itHis face was like lightning & his clothing white as snow. The soldiers became like dead menThere was a big earthquake

  • Then an incredible bright Light flashed from the grave!

  • Jesus had risen from the dead!

  • THE TOMB WAS EMPTY!

  • Early at dawn Mary Magdalene, an ex-prostitute & two other Marys came to take care of Jesus body!

  • They found the stone was rolled away!

  • An Angel sitting on it said to the women:Fear not, for I know that you look for Jesus, which was crucified.He is not here: for He is risen, as He told you.

  • Come, see the place where the Lord lay!Then the two other Marys quickly left with joy!

  • But Mary stayed.The angel said:Why do you look for the living among the dead? Jesus is not here! He has risen!Go and tell your brothers that he will soon meet you in Galilee!

  • She told them:"They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, "And we dont know where they have laid Him."Peter ran to the grave! But John out ran him!So Mary ran to tell Peter & John

  • John arrived at the tomb first!He saw the linen shroud lying there; yet he did not go in.He stooped down and looked in.Simon Peter came & went into the tomb!

  • Simon Peter saw the linen cloths lying there. Then John went in also. He saw it and believed.They didnt yet know the Scripture, that Jesus must rise again from the dead. So they went home.

  • But Mary stayed!Crying, she looked into the tomb.She saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head, & the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.They said, Woman, why are you crying?She said to them, Because theyve taken away my Lord, & I dont know where they have laid him.

  • Jesus Appeared.Mary turned around & saw Jesus, but she didnt know it was Jesus!He said, Woman, why are you crying? Who are you looking for?

  • She, thinking he was the gardener, said to him"Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away."

  • She turned around & cried,Master!Jesus said to herMary

  • But Jesus said to her: Do not touch Me!For I have not yet gone up to see My Father.(He wanted His Father God to hug Him first!)She wanted to embrace Him...

  • But go to My Brothers! Tell them Im going up to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God."

  • Mary Magdalene came & told the disciples that she had seen the Lordand that He had spoken these things to her. But to them this seemed like meaningless talk.

  • Two disciples were walking to the village of Emmaeus,When Jesus joined Himself to them. But they didnt know who He was!

  • He answered all their questions about what had happened, from the Old Testament.

  • When they arrived, they invited him in for dinner.They sat down to eat, but when Jesus broke the bread

  • Then they knew it was JesusBut He vanished out of their sight!

  • They said, Did not our hearts burn within us, when He opened the Scriptures to us, on the way?They went back to the other disciples & told them that they saw the Lord, who didnt believe them either!

  • The doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews. Jesus came & stood in the middle, saying to them, "Peace be with you."That same night, the first day of the weekCopyright 2000-2002 McGill Fine Art. All rights reserved.

  • But they were very afraid, thinking that theyd seen a ghost!He said, Why are ye troubled and let thoughts rise in your hearts?

  • Look at my hands & feet, that it is I myself:Touch me & see! For a spirit has no flesh & bones, like you see me have.Then He blamed them for their unbelief and hardness of heart

  • He showed them His hands, feet & side.Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

  • When He had said this, He breathed on them, & said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."Jesus said again, "As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."

  • The others told him, We saw the Lord.But he told them, Unless I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, & put my finger into themAnd thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.But Thomas wasnt there, when Jesus came

  • His disciples were again inside, and Thomas was with them. Then came Jesus again, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.8 days later

  • Reach here your finger, and see my hands; and reach here with your hand, and put it into my side: And be not faithless, but believing.Then said Jesus to Thomas

  • Thomas answered him, My Lord and my God.Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

  • Jesus led them out to Bethany

  • After He met His 11 disciples in Galileeon a mountain He had pointed out to them.When they saw Him, they worshiped Him, but some doubted.Jesus came & said to them, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven & earth.

  • Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

  • Then Jesus went up into the sky where he was received into a cloud & they lost sight of Him!

  • And while they continued to look up into the sky, as He went upLook, two men stood by them in white clothing, who said, Hey you men of Galilee!

  • Why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw Him go into heaven."

  • And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

  • Shroud of Turin!The negative copyTHE SHROUD OF TURIN! The Positive CopyThe Shroud of Turin is a grave cloth with a photograph in it of a mans body, 2000 years old by new C-14 dating methods. Incredible?Yes! Because photography was only invented 150 years ago! The man was crucified with wounds in his hands & feet, and bloodstains in all corresponding places as in the Bible account!He had a chest wound under his ribs from a spear & head wounds & bloodstains exactly where Jesus had worn a crown of thorns! Not only that, but

  • The most amazing thing of the photo, however, is the face of the man. In all of history there has never been seen such a remarkable face as this face. HIS FACE?? You be the judge!If it is not Jesus, whose is it?

  • St. John ended his Gospel saying:Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through his name.

  • If you have not yet received JesusReceive Him right now by praying with us:Dear Jesus. Please come into my heartForgive me for my sinsPlease give me your free gift of Eternal LifeHelp me to love You & others!Help me understand your Words!Thank you Jesus!Amen.

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