Daily Archives: April 24, 2011

Peter: “God raised him on the third day”

In the first gospel sermon preached to Gentiles at the house of Cornelius, Peter said,

39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree,
40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear,
41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.
43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” (Acts 10:39-43 ESV)

Last year we wrote about The Empty Tomb here, and used a photo of a tomb with a rolling stone. Our photo today is of the same tomb, but it is a different photo which we thought might be useful to those teaching on the resurrection of Christ. This tomb was uncovered during road work at the foot of Mount Carmel near the Jezreel Valley.

Tomb with rolling stone near Jezreel Valley in Israel. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Roman period tomb with a rolling stone. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

A larger image, suitable for use in teaching presentations, is available by clicking on the photo above.