(Easter) – The Accomplishments of the Resurrection. John 20:26-29. Today we celebrate history’s brightest moment. The tomb is empty. Jesus is alive, but throughout history there have been a variety of attempts by skeptics to explain away the resurrection. Jesus actually made ten different appearances after His resurrection. In one of them He was seen by over five hundred people. These appearances convinced these witnesses that Jesus was indeed very much alive. The resurrection accomplishes three things…it validated Jesus, it defeated death, and it restores hope.