40 Easter Bible Verses and Resurrection Quotes

Do you follow Unlocking the Bible on Twitter and our Facebook Page? The following is a collection of Easter Bible verses, quotes, and sayings that we’ve posted to social media in years past, all about the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter Bible verses

Easter Bible Verses on the Resurrection

1. “The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name.” (Luke 24:46-47)

2. “He was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.” (Romans 4:25)

3. “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-5)

4. “According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)

5. “For as by a man came death, by a man has come the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:21-22)

6. “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.” (Romans 6:5)

7. “We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.” (Romans 6:9)

8. “…that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death…” (Philippians 3:10)

9. “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. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

10. “…just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4)

11. “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” (Romans 8:11)

12. “Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised— who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” (Romans 8:34)

13. “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

14. “For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.” (Psalm 16:10)

15. “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8)

16. “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; on him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and by his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

17. “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” (Job 19:25)

18. “God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.” (1 Corinthians 6:14)

19. “…who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” (1 Peter 1:21)

20. “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.” (1 Corinthians 15:17)

Christian Quotes on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

21. “The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more. The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen.” (Colin Smith)

22. “Our sin reached its full horror and found its most awful expression in the cross.” (Colin Smith)

23. “The tomb of Christ is famous because of what it DOES NOT CONTAIN.” (Sam Morris)

24. “We live and die; Christ died and lived!” (John Stott)

25. “The resurrection of Jesus changes the face of death for all His people. Death is no longer a prison, but a passage into God’s presence.  Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.” (Clarence W. Hall)

26. “The primary source of the appeal of Christianity is Jesus – His incarnation, His life, His crucifixion, and His resurrection.” (K. Latourette)

27. “Luke associates John with Peter in Acts, when, after the Resurrection, that strange boldness had come upon the disciples.” (Alfred Noyes)

28. “The cross is a one time visual representation of God’s grief over sin.” (Dean L. Harvey)

29. “Live in the awareness that Christ lives and that He lives in His people.” (Julien B. Weil)

30. “The cross is the victory, the resurrection is the triumph…The resurrection is the public display of the victory, the triumph of the crucified one.” (Leon Morris)

31. “The best proof that Christ has risen is that he is still alive. And for the immense majority of our contemporaries, the only way of seeing him alive is for us Christians to love one another.” (Louis Evely)

32. ♪ ♫Christ the Lord is risen today / Sons of men and angels say / Raise your joys and triumphs high / Sing ye heavens, and earth reply. (Charles Wesley, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”)

33. “All of heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, hell afraid of it, while men are the only ones to ignore its meaning.” (Oswald Chambers)

34. “According to the laws of legal evidence used in courts of law, there is more evidence for the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ than for just about any other event in history.” (Harvard Law Professor Dr. Simon Greenleaf)

35. ♪ ♫Hear the bells ringing they’re singing “Christ is risen from the dead!” / The angel up on the tombstone said / He is risen just as he said! (Keith Green, “The Easter Song”)

36. “There is no historic incident better or more variously supported than the resurrection of Christ.” (Brooke Foss Wescott)

37. “The Gospels do not explain the Resurrection; the Resurrection explains the Gospels. Belief in the Resurrection is not an appendage to the Christian faith; it is the Christian faith.” (John S. Whale)

38. ♪ ♫Up from the grave he arose / With a mighty triumph o’er his foes / He arose a victor from the dark domain… (“Up from the Grave He Arose”)

39. “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” (Martin Luther)

40. “The resurrection power of Jesus broke Satan’s captive power. When He led the Old Testament saints from paradise to heaven, He led captivity captive!” (Leon Morris)

Bonus Quotes

41. “Our justification hinges on a risen life, present in us now because Christ is present with us now.” (Paul F.M. Zaul)

42. “Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.” (Watchman Nee)

43. “The entire plan for the future has its key in the resurrection.” (Billy Graham)

44. “There is more evidence that Jesus rose from the dead than there is that Julius Caesar ever lived or that Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three.” (Billy Graham)

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Kevin Halloran is a Christian, blogger, and coffee aficionado. He serves with Leadership Resources International, training pastors to preach God’s Word with God’s heart. Follow Kevin on Twitter or visit his blog.

Date Posted: Apr 2nd, 2012

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomee-Charles/100002425378909 Thomee Charles

    Remember Sunday Remember Christ Our Saviour Remember HE has risen.

  • Hi

    I love the Lord!!!

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  • Asang Jamir

    Thank you so much for the lines…

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  • wesner

    Where would I be without someone save me ?

  • http://twitter.com/calvineson Calvineson Kicky

    Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.

  • http://twitter.com/calvineson Calvineson Kicky

    In Christianity, there is one thing have been wondering of…. and this is the exact day of worship?
    have red this book .. “WHEN GOD SAID REMEMBER” and through it , it shows me that the day for sabbath is Saturday. what re-such have you done and how do you know it?

    • Suzie James

      For the Jewish people, Saturday is the day of worship – or Sabbath. When Jesus came, his followers were still under the strict laws of the Jewish faith. These included blood sacrifices (unblemished lambs, etc.) as a payment for sin. This is what God demanded. When Jesus died, he became that blood sacrifice – nailing our sins with him on the cross. Suddenly, we were no longer under the Old Testament laws that saved us – for God’s grace on the cross covered our debts. So Sabbath for a Believer can be Saturday or Sunday or any day for that matter – as long as we keep it holy and honor Christ in our hearts.

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  • Joe Hernandez

    As Christians we are called to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus every day not only once per year.

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  • http://www.lutherwasnotbornagain.com/ Gary

    Jesus’ resurrection after his death is the ultimate and defining proof of Jesus’ divinity. Just about everyone knows the story, which is summarized in the Apostles’ Creed. Jesus was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

    There is only one way for Jesus to prove that he rose from the dead. He had to appear to people. Therefore, several different places in the Bible describe Jesus’ appearances after his death:

    •Matthew chapter 28
    •Mark chapter 16
    •Luke chapter 24
    •John Chapter 20 and 21

    1 Corinthians 15:3-6 provides a nice summary of those passages, as written by Paul:

    For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. As you can see in this passage, Jesus appeared to hundreds of people a number of different times.

    Being like Paul: When we look at these Bible passages, there is a question that comes to mind — why did Jesus stop making these appearances? Why isn’t Jesus appearing today? It really is odd. Obviously Paul benefitted from a personal meeting with the resurrected Christ. Because of the personal visit, Paul could see for himself the truth of the resurrection, and he could ask Jesus questions. So… Why doesn’t Jesus appear to everyone and prove that he is resurrected, just like he appeared to Paul? There is nothing to stop Jesus from materializing in your kitchen tonight to have a personal chat with you. And if you think about it, Jesus really does need to appear to each of us. If Paul needed a personal visit from Jesus to know that Jesus was resurrected, then why wouldn’t you? It is an important question for the following reasons:

    •We are told by the Bible that Jesus appeared to hundreds of people.

    •We therefore know that it is OK for Jesus to appear to people — it does not take away their free will, for example.

    •We know that it would be easy for Jesus to appear to everyone all through history, since Jesus is all-powerful and timeless.

    •We know that, if Jesus did reappear to everyone, it would be incredibly helpful. We could all know, personally, that Jesus is resurrected and that Jesus is God. If Paul (and all the other people in the Bible) needed a personal visit to know that Jesus was resurrected, then why not you and me?

    •Yet, we all know that Jesus has not appeared to anyone in 2,000 years.

    THINK folks! Which is more likely: A dead man walked out of his grave 2,000 years ago, ate a broiled fish lunch with his fishing buddies and then 40 days later levitated into outer space, or, this entire story of a Resurrection is a legend: a legend based on false sightings and/or visions and hallucinations, of well-intentioned but uneducated, illiterate, hope-shattered, superstitious Galilean peasants, desperately trying to keep alive their only source of hope in their miserable, first century existence?

    • Believer

      “Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet believe.” (John 20:29)

      According to Jesus, it is more blessed to believe without seeing, so there is at least one reason for Him not to appear to everyone. By not appearing, He is not leaving us without any hope of believing, however, because clearly many people have believed in Him without seeing due to the good and sound reasons to believe in Him.

  • Esther

    Gary, you forget to quote the verse that tells Christ Jesus will appear for a second time to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him (Hebbrews 9:28).

  • KevinHalloran

    Thanks so much! It has been corrected.