When you think about Easter, images of bunnies, baskets, and chocolate may come to mind. However, despite the fact that Easter is heavily commercialized in stores and society in general, its origins are biblical, since it commemorates Jesus' resurrection from the dead and victory over sin and death! Are you prepared to go into the biblical context of Easter? Continue reading for 50 Easter Bible verses.
The Christian faith is founded on Christ's crucifixion and subsequent resurrection. Through His sacrifice, Jesus was sent by God into the world to die for the sins of those who believe and to give salvation via His sacrifice.
As a result, Easter is one of the most joyous church holidays, as Christians shout, “He has risen!” and are reminded of God's victorious love and strength.
Numerous scriptures emphasize this incredible event and celebration, prophecies from the Old Testament, descriptions of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection in all four gospels, and details throughout the rest of the New Testament about what Christ's sacrifice means for those who believe and how Christians are called to live as a result of this sacrifice and the continuing grace offered by God. Take time to read through these verses as you anticipate Easter Sunday!
Easter Bible Verses for Children
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 14:6: “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Thessalonians 4:14: “For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”
Mark 16:1-4: “When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, ‘Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?' But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.”
Revelation 1:17b-18a: “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and Last. I am the living one. I died, but look–I am alive forever and ever!”
John 11:25: Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.” — Luke 24:1-4
Matthew 28:5-6: “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”
Romans 10:9: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
John 20:17-18: “Jesus said, ‘Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: ‘I have seen the Lord!' And she told them that he had said these things to her.”