Category Archives: Easter

Do you believe..? he has risen!


“Then they looked up and saw that the stone had been rolled away. The stone was very large. They entered the tomb. As they did, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe. He was sitting on the right side. They were alarmed.” – Mark 16:4-5

The day after Jesus’s death, Saturday was the Sabbath which meant Jesus’s burial was quite hurried. This is because in the Torah it states that no Jew should work on the Sabbath. So on the Sunday, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome went to prepare the body properly. But when they arrived, as we read here in Mark, the stone to the entrance, “had been rolled away”. In Matthew 28:2 we discover this could have been because “at that time there was a strong earthquake”. Despite this, “when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus”.

Some of the Gospels go on and say how the woman “saw a young man dressed in a white robes…that gleamed like lightning stood beside them”.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. But he has risen! He is not here! See the place where they had put him. Go! Tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. It will be just as he told you.’ ” – Mark 16:6-7

In Matthew, this man becomes an angel and in Luke, probably written for a non-Jewish audience, he becomes two angel-like men. On the other hand, in John’s gospel, this part of the account is left out.

No matter who they met in the tomb, the women returned from the tomb to tell the eleven disciples what had happened. “Later Jesus appeared to the 11 disciples as they were eating.” The preceding verse is one I would like to focus on today.

“He spoke firmly to them because they had no faith. They would not believe those who had seen him after he rose from the dead.” –  Matthew 16:14

Continue reading Do you believe..? he has risen!

Easter Sunday – Easter #4

Today is easter Sunday and is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection.

The day after Jesus’s death was the Sabbath which meant Jesus’s burial was quite hurried. So on the Sunday some ladies went to prepare the body properly. When they arrived they discovered the stone had been removed and the body was gone. Jesus then appeared to them and told them to tell the others when they went and told the disciples they didn’t believe them and thought they were just stressed from the grieving. Eventually some disciples did go and visit and over the coming weeks Jesus would then appear to various people before ascending into heaven.
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Jesus’ crucifixion: Not as you know it! #2

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Last week we looked the crucifixion and we explained the truth behind the pain and suffering Jesus would have had to have gone through during his crucifixion. And again, I do remind you that this post will look deep and explain in great detail what Jesus really did have to go through. If you would like to know the truth about how the Romans whipped prisoners, including Jesus and how painful and how much pain tools such as a flagrum cause on the body, click here to go to our last post on the crucifixion.

In this post we will look  the events which occurred after Jesus was raised onto the cross, leading up to his death. However, we know that is not the end of the story.

To extend the torture upon Jesus, the Roman soldiers thought it would be a great idea, extending the idea he was “King of the Jews”, to throw a robe across his shoulders and put a stick in his hand. This stick to represent a sceptre, commonly seen in the Old Testament. However, after doing all of this, he still wasn’t dressed like a king, he needed a crown. So they gathered some flexible thorn branches and plaited them into the shape of a crown and pressed them deep into his scalp. The image, which can be seen here, shows you what the crown of thorns would have looked a bit like. (Without blood covering absolutely covering it) Continue reading Jesus’ crucifixion: Not as you know it! #2

Gods immense forgiveness

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

As we come up to Easter, with this Sunday being Palm Sunday, you can expect more posts here on RCG than normal. This is not just because Easter is a Christian events and being a Christian blog, we are expected to talk about it, but because we (RCG Team) want you to understand what really happened, the evening that Jesus was crucified and what the resurrection means to people all around the world today and back then.

Now you have that to look forward to, I would like to leave you with a thought for today and tomorrow. The Bible verse at the top of this post is all about forgiveness. I personally; along (probably) with many of you, think that this verse is one of the most helpful in the entire Bible.

The verse states that if we (us humans living on Earth), confess our sins (admit to God through prayer, that we have sinned), he is faithful and just (God will remain loyal and fair), and forgive us of our sins and purify us of all our unrighteousness (dishonour and  sinfulness).

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