Last Updated on November 12, 2021 by Ralph Nyadzi
The resurrection of Jesus according to Mark can be found in the bible at Mark 16:1-14. In this SHS/WASSCE Christian Religious Studies tutorial, we shall give an account of the resurrection of Jesus according to Mark.
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As you may be aware, the gospel of Mark is the shortest of the Synoptic Gospels in the New Testament. But Mark’s gospel is also the most action-packed and the most urgent in terms of narrative tone.
Today, all we want to do is to retell Mark’s account of the resurrection of Jesus.
So if you’re ready to learn more about this vital topic in the WAEC CRS Syllabus, then come let’s get going.
Mary Magdalene, Mary and Salome
According to Mark’s gospel, after the Sabbath following the death and burial of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Jesus and Salome bought spices for the purpose of going to anoint the body of Jesus.
So in the early morning of the next day, just after sunrise, they went to the tomb. As they were trying to figure out who would roll away the big stone at the mouth of the tomb for them, they saw that the stone had already been rolled away.
A Young Man Dressed in a White Robe
When the women entered the tomb they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side. And he said to them, “Do not be amazed. You seek Jesus the Nazarene who was crucified. He has risen.”
He further directed them to go and tell the disciples of Jesus and Peter that he was going before them to Galilee as he had told them.
In the story of the resurrection of Jesus according to Mark, Jesus made several appearances to his disciples. Here come the major resurrection appearances of Jesus.
Appearance to Mary Magdalene
Early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene from whom he had cast out seven demons.
Jesus Appeared in the Countryside
After this he appeared in another form to two of them as they were walking to the countryside.
Appearance to Eleven Disciples
Later, he appeared to the eleven disciples.
As they sat at a table, he accused them of unbelief and hardness of heart because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen.
The Great Commission and Ascension
Finally, Jesus commanded his disciples to go into the world and preach the gospel to the whole of creation.
He was then taken up to heaven.
This is the end of the story of the resurrection of Jesus according to Mark.
Still, on this site, you will find two similar tutorials on Matthew and Luke’s account of the resurrection of Jesus.
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