Posted by: Anne | April 16, 2011

the Easter story in the Bible

Question: Where is the Easter story in the Bible?

Answer: Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. In order to understand the resurrection, you must also understand the crucifixion, because the raising of a life from the dead requires a person to be dead.

The crucifixion of Jesus is recorded in:
Matthew 27
Mark 15
Luke 23
John 19

The passages that speak directly of the resurrection (that is, the original “Easter morning”) are here:
Matthew 28
Mark 16
Luke 24
John 20

These are the relevant events to Easter. The meaning of these events is explained most plainly in the letters of Paul.
A perfect example of this is found here:

2 Corinthians 5:21
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

and in the books written by John:

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Source (with some editing and links to Scripture added by me):

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