n. The next reason I think of is because He wanted to prove, and show for certain that He had risen from the grave ; for supposing Jesus Christ did not rise from the grave, then what Jesus Christ said did not come true, because He said He would rise ; and if Jesus Christ did not rise from the grave, then we shall not rise from the grave ; but when we are put into the grave, there we shall sta}' for ever. That would be a sad thing ! Therefore, it was very im- portant that Jesus Christ should prove that He rose from the grave. So He came back to this world to prove that He rose from the grave. He did not show Himself to everybody. He showed Himself to witnesses appointed for that purpose, that they might witness who had seen Him ; that they might be able to go and tell everybody they had seen Him, and that He was risen. That is my second reason. ni. The third reason is because He wished to show not only that He was risen, but that He was the very same Jesus that was on the cross, and put into the grave. He showed that He had got a body. How did He show that He had got a body ? Twice He ate, just as we do, because we have bodies. If we had not bodies, we should not eat and drink. Do you remember when ? Once in the room when the ten disciples were together. He took some broiled fish and a honeycomb, and He ate with the ten in the room. And once by the side of the lake. He showed He had got a body. It was not quite the same body that He had before. I mean it was a spu'itual body. I cannot explain that. It is too deep. It was a spiritual body. We shall see a little more about that presently. ot only did He show them that He had got a body, but that it was the same body, because when He chose He could make people see that it was the same body. They saw it was Jesus ; they knew Him.