What happened on Easter Sunday?

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Easter Sunday is the day when Jesus rose again. In the Gospel of Matthew we read that after Christ died, the earth shook, there was darkness, and many people rose from the dead. Then, after his resurrection graves opened up and released their dead and many of them walked about in Jerusalem and were seen by many people there.

The Passion Plays that take place in free performances every year tell the Gospel story of Jesus Christ’s life and death and resurrection. Everyone can experiences the story of Easter Sunday for themselves!

Acts 2:24 “But God raised him up, having freed him from death, because it was impossible for him to be held in its power.”

John 11:25-26  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. 

1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures.

Romans 6:5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

Philippians 2:8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Jesus and Peter facing each other and smiling as they embrace with a blue sky in the background.