After Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead He did not return to heaven right away. He came to His disciples in order to teach, encourage, and prepare them for their upcoming ministry.
Here are 7 of the times that we see Jesus appear before He ascended, but there were more.
1. His first appearance was to Mary Magdalene. (Mark 16:9)
2. He appeared to Simon Peter. (Luke 24:34)
3. He appeared to two on the road to Emmaus. (Luke 24:13-32)
4. He appeared to the disciples when in a locked room. (John 20:19)
5. He appeared to the disciples while they were out fishing. (John 21:1-10)
6. He appeared to his half brother James. (1 Corinthians 15:7)
7. He appeared to more than 500 people at once. (1 Corinthians 15:6)