Proof of the Resurrection: Acts 1:3
“3) To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.” Acts‬ ‭1‬:‭3
One of the important ministries of Jesus Christ took place between His resurrection and ascension. He made numerous post resurrection appearances over a period of forty days. He gave proof of His resurrection and did much teaching about the kingdom of God.
I Corinthians 15:1-11 talks about some of His posts resurrection appearances. At one point, He appeared to a group of over 500 disciples at one time. Paul stressed that at the time of his writing the book of 1 Corinthians, many of the witnesses were still alive.
This is important because the resurrection of Jesus Christ was not an obscure event. It was not a fictitious story made up by a few of His zealous followers. In fact, some like Thomas were doubters.
The crowning proof of His resurrection is that many of His disciples willing became martyrs to uphold the claim of His resurrection. This phase of His ministry lasted forty days and was very convincing. It became the launching pad of the gospel and world evangelization.
I have ministered to many skeptics, agnostics and atheists over the years. My favorite form of apologetics is to invite them to research the claims of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As many of them have been confronted with the evidence of the resurrection, the Holy Spirit brought them to saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global