John 20:19a CSB – When it was evening on that first day of the week (the night of Easter Sunday), the disciples were gathered together with the doors locked because they feared the Jews. Jesus came, stood among them.”

By conquering death Jesus turned dead ends into open doors.

2 Corinthians 5:8 CSB – In fact, we are confident, and we would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

God turns dead ends into open doors.

Matthew 28:20b CSB – And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

John 20:19b CSB – “Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

1 Peter 5:7 NIV –  ” Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

John 16:33b –  “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 20:20-22 CSB – “Having said this, he showed them his hands and his side. So the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, I also send you.” After saying this, he breathed on them and said,“Receive the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 8:11 CSB – ” And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then he who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through his Spirit who lives in you.”

Acts 3:19-21 CSB – “Repent and turn back (to God), so that your sins may be wiped out, 20 that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send Jesus, who has been appointed for you as the Messiah. 21 Heaven must receive him until the time of the restoration of all things.”

1 Corinthians 15:55 NIV – ” Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”

God turns dead ends into open doors.

“I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified, they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Everyone was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.” – Charles Colson