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One of the most wonderful reassurances in the entire Bible can be found in this verse, where Jesus' followers learn for the first time that Jesus has risen from the dead and is alive.

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The day of the first Easter ranks as one of the most astounding events in all of history. The disciples were still in mourning, many had probably already began making small steps towards getting over their loss--as much as one could only three days later. Yet, in the midst of this heartache Jesus is found to have risen!

Palm branches - a Christian perspective
As Jesus rode into Jersualem on Palm Sunday, the enthusiastic crowds greeted him joyfully, and waved palm branches as he passed. Just a few days later, they would be calling for his execution.

He is not here - a Christian perspective
Perhaps the most amazing words in all of the Bible are these, uttered by the angel standing guard at Jesus' empty tomb: "He is not here." Christ had risen from the dead!

Simon - a Christian perspective
When a badly-wounded Jesus was unable to carry his cross, a passerby named Simon was forced to do so for him.

Rise - a Christian perspective
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Grave - a Christian perspective
When Jesus rose from the dead, he defeated the power of sin, death, and the grave.

Violence - a Christian perspective
When Jesus was arrested, one of his followers tried to defend him through violence. While that might seem a natural human reaction, Jesus rebuked him with the famous saying that those who employ violence against others will themselves die by violence.

Good Friday in the Bible: Matthew 27:32-61
"Good Friday" is what the Christian church has named the day that Jesus died on the cross. This is the account of that fateful day, when Christ died and was buried in the tomb from which he would rise just a few days later.