THE GOSPEL MUST BE PREACHED ALL NATIONS. (Mk 13:10)
After the profound pain of Jesus’ suffering and death, and of their own failure, the Apostles were impelled by the joy of Easter to proclaim with exuberant conviction the amazing news: Jesus lives! Death has died.
WORD OF GOD: 1 Corinthians 15:3-7
I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures; that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at once, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. After that he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
(Just think, when this was written, there were still witnesses alive that had seen Jesus after he had risen. Think about this: If Jesus had not risen from the dead, there would be no Christianity because there would have been no absolute proof that He was God. Before he was known as Jesus, The Christ, the people that followed him were called “THE WAY” I believe. It was only after He had risen, that they were called Christians.) Hopefully I am remembering my history correctly. If not, let me know.
PRAISE BE JESUS CHRIST!