5. Evidence for Christ's Resurrection

1. The extraordinary change in the Apostles between Good Friday and Pentecost (Whitsunday).  Where before they were sad and fearful, they were now joyful and bold and afraid of nothing and of nobody.

2. The Empty Tomb.

3. The appearances of Christ to the Apostles after his death.

4. They spent the rest of their lives telling people everywhere that Jesus was raised from the dead and that he was the Living Lord of all, even though they were beaten, imprisoned and finally martyred for doing so.

5. If Jesus had not been raised from the dead,

  • the Apostles would have gone back to their fishing;
  • there would be no Christian Church now and no churches;
  • Sunday, “the first day of the week”, would not be a holy day.