(1) Denial– at first every one of them denied that Jesus could possibly be risen.
(2) Hearing (The Message was Proclaimed to them) – before they saw Jesus every one of His followers heard the message that He was risen; from angels or others who had already seen Him. But they still refused to believe.
(3) Encounter with Jesus – only after hearing that Christ is Risen did they get to see Him. This is when the disciples finally believed Jesus was alive.
(4) Confessing & Proclaiming – they confessed their faith in Jesus; and then began proclaiming, telling others that Jesus is risen.
Christ is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed!