Posted by: Anne | March 16, 2013

Where in the Bible is the Easter story?

QUESTION: Where is the Easter story in the Bible?

ANSWER: Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, so the passages that speak directly of the resurrection are here:

Matthew 28
Mark 16
Luke 24
John 20

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 is recorded in:

Matthew 27
Mark 15
Luke 23
John 19

These are the relevant events to Easter. The meaning of these events is explained most plainly in the letters of Paul.

The meaning is also summarized in John 3:16, which is perhaps the most widely-known Bible verse:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

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