From The Darkness Into The Light

INSIGHT FOR STUDENTS

Verse: Acts 3

The best proof that Jesus is alive

Acts 3:15“You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.”

“He looks as if he’s seen a ghost!” What image comes to mind when you hear that? A face drained of blood, a trembling jaw, pasty skin and thin lips, a look of terror.

Seeing a ghost doesn’t make a person stronger and more confident. The witness is usually reluctant to talk about the experience. Self-doubt attacks in waves: Was it real? Maybe I was hallucinating… It was so dark and eerie.

A Convincing Change

When Jesus showed up after his death, his disciples went through a Did-we-see-a-ghost? phase, complete with terror, disbelief and wild rumors. But it didn’t last long. In 40 days Jesus made enough undeniable appearances to convince each of his disciples—even skeptical Thomas—that he had indeed…

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