Each of the four Gospels presents the resurrection evidence from Christ’s burial tomb. John wrote for the express purpose of producing belief in Jesus as the son of God. (John 20:30-31) According to John the resurrection is the supreme sign that Jesus is the Son of God (John 20:1-8) John pointed out in this text that the disciple who came first to the tomb “saw and believed.” He wants us to know what he saw and why he believed. The facts as we have them from John, are four in number:
1) The stone had been rolled back and the tomb was standing open, 2) The tomb itself was empty of the body of Jesus, 3) The grave cloths in which Jesus was buried were lying in the tomb, and 4) It was Sunday, the first day of the week.
News Paper Article (published April 14)