Approach: Read the account of the empty tomb with a focus on why people disbelieve in Jesus' resurrection and explain what the Ascension is.

Hermeneutic objective: Learn that the Bible provides many explanations by reading other accounts.

Theological objective: Despite witnessing three years of Jesus' miracles of healing, and the testimony of their friends who saw and talked with the risen Lord, the Eleven disciples were not convinced of Jesus' resurrection until they could talk and touch Him. This is a reflection of human nature. Even though Jesus is not present on earth today, people today have a) the testimony of Believers, b) the testimony of God's word, and c) the testimony of God's work of miracles that validate the real and historical truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.