Early on the first day of the week the women came to the tomb of Jesus and found it empty!
An angel appeared to them and told them Jesus had been raised. The text says in Matthew 28:8 “they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word”. Why fear? Why great joy?
When Peter and John heard the tomb was empty what did they do? (John 20:3-10)
This begins a period of 40 days when Jesus was alive on earth and showed himself to his followers “to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3).
In our next lesson we will see Peter, who previously denied knowing Jesus during His trial, boldly proclaiming to thousands of people in Jerusalem that Jesus has been raised from the dead. How do you explain this drastic change in Peter?