12 Easter Bible verses to celebrate the Resurrection

April 14, 2022

Easter is a season to come together to celebrate Christ’s triumph over death through praise and worship. From egg hunts to Easter bunnies, it’s easy to get distracted from the real meaning of this sacred season. Turning back to scripture is one of the best ways to reflect on the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.

Check out these 12 Bible verses to remember and celebrate the Resurrection this Easter.


He is risen indeed! Here are some inspirational verses to remind you of the wonder and miraculous power of Christ this Easter.

 “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:5–6

 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6

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

 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” Luke 24:6–7


Help the young ones in your church community understand the true meaning of Easter with these short, easy-to-memorize verses.

 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 3:16

 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25

 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. Romans 1:9

 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 1 Corinthians 6:14


Our Easter celebrations are centered around Jesus’ resurrection and the empty tomb. Here are Resurrection scriptures that paint a vivid picture of this powerful event.

 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” Mark 16:4–6

 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25–26

 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all. Acts 4:33

 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. 1 Thessalonians 4:14

We hope these Bible verses help make your Easter ministry as engaging and impactful as possible. We’re honored to serve over 16,000 churches and organizations with the best digital engagement tools to share the gospel with tens of millions of people around the world with the hope of Jesus.

*All Bible verses here are from the New International Version translation

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