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Easter Bible Verses Telling the Story of Jesus' Resurrection

( [email protected] ) Mar 09, 2015 06:28 PM EDT
Easter is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord than with Scripture. Whether you're looking for important verses to add to your Easter cards or you simply want to learn more about the significance of Christ's death and resurrection, you can find it all in the Bible.
Jesus died and rose again so that we might have eternal life in Heaven. Photo: Jon McNaughton

Easter is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord than with Scripture. Whether you're looking for important verses to add to your Easter cards or you simply want to learn more about the significance of Christ's death and resurrection, you can find it all in the Bible.

Here are ten Bible verses that best tell the story of Jesus' purpose through resurrection:

"And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus." - Luke 24: 2-3

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." - 1 Peter 1: 3

"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." - John 3: 16

"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,  and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" - John 11: 25-26

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you." - Peter 1: 3-4

"Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died---more than that, who was raised to life-- is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us."  - Romans 8: 34

"Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?  But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.  We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.  For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.  And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.  If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied." - 1 Corinthians 15: 12-19

"The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.  When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!" - Matthew 27: 52-54

"Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus." - Romans 6: 8-11

"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." - Romans 10: 9