The Resurrection of Christ
In what psalm was the
resurrection of Christ foretold?
Because you will
not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let
your Holy One see decay. Psalm 16:10.
In what way was Jonah a
type of Christ?
For as Jonah was
three days and three nights in the belly of a
huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days
and three nights in the heart of the earth.
In what plain words did
Christ foretell His resurrection?
From that time on
Jesus began to explain to his disciples
that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many
things at the hands of the elders, chief priests
and the teachers of the law, and that he must be
killed and on the third day be raised to life.
Matthew 16:21. When they came together in
Galilee, he said unto them, The Son of
Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of
men. They will kill him, and on the
third day he will be raised to life.
And the disciples were filled with grief.
Note - According to Jewish
reckoning, one full day together with any portion
of the preceding day and of the day following
would be considered three days.
When asked by the Jews
for a sign of His Messiahship, what did Jesus
Jesus answered them, Destroy
this temple, and I will raise it again in three
To what temple did He
The Jews replied,
It has taken forty-six years to build this
temple, and you are going to raise it in three
days? But the temple he had spoken of
was his body. Verses 20, 21.
After The Resurrection
After His resurrection, what
effect had this prediction upon His disciples?
After he was raised
from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had
said. Then they believed the Scriptures and
the words that Jesus had spoken. Verse
How did the chief priests
and Pharisees seek to prevent the fulfillment of
Christs words concerning His resurrection?
The next day, the
one after the Preparation Day, the chief priests
and the Pharisees went to Pilate. Sir, they
said, we remember that while he was still
alive that deceiver said, After three days
I will rise again. So he gave order for the
tomb to be made secure until the third day.
Otherwise his disciples may come and steal the
body and tell the people that he had been raised
from the dead. This last deception will be worst
than the first.
How did Pilate comply with
Take a guard,
Pilate answered, Go, make the tomb as
secure as you know how. So they went
and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the
stone and posting the guard. Verse 65, 66.
How futile was all this?
After the Sabbath, at
dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene
and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of
the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the
tomb, rolled back the stone and sat upon it. His
appearance was like lightening, and his clothes
were as white as snow. The guards were so afraid
of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, Do not be
afraid, for I know that you are looking for
Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he
has risen, just as he said. Come and see
where he lay. Matthew 28:1-6.
Was it possible for Christ to
be holden of death?
This man was handed
over to you by Gods set purpose and
foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked
men, put him to death by nailing him to the
cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing
him from the agony of death, because it was
impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
Acts 2:23, 24.
Divine Comments on the
In what language does the
Apostle Paul speak of the resurrection of Christ?
For what I received I
passed on to you as of first importance: that
Christ died for our sins according to the
Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was
raised on the third day according to the
Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15: 3, 4.
Who does the apostle say saw
Christ after he was risen?
And he appeared to Peter,
and then to the Twelve. After that, he
appeared to more than five hundred of the
brothers at the same time, most of them still
living, though some have fallen asleep. The he
appeared to James, then to all the
apostles, and last of all he appeared to me*
also, as to one abnormally born. Verses
5-8. [*Apostle Paul]
What importance is attached to
And if Christ has
not been raised, our preaching is useless and so
is your faith. More than that, we are then found
to be false witnesses about God, for we have
testified about God that he raised Christ from
the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the
dead are not raised. For if the dead are not
raised, your faith is futile; you are still in
your sins; Then those also who have fallen asleep
in Christ are lost. Verse 14-18.
What positive assurance
of the resurrection is given?
But Christ has
indeed been raised from the dead, the first
fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
What great truth therefore
For as in Adam
all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
What cheering message has
Christ sent to His people touching His
I am the Living
One; I was dead, and behold I am alive
fro ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death
and Hades. Revelation 1:18.
What is the measure of
the power of God that believers may experience in
their daily lives?
I pray also that the
eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order
that you may know the hope to which he has called
you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in
the saints, and has incomparably great power for
us who believe. That power is the working of
his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ
when he raised him from the dead and seated him
at the right hand in the heavenly realms.
What Christian ordinance
has been given as a memorial of Christs
burial and resurrection?
Or dont you know
that all of us who were baptized into Christ
Jesus were baptized into his death? We were
therefore buried with him through baptism
into death in order that, just as Christ was
raised from the dead through the glory of the
Father, we too may live a new life. If we have
been united with him in his death, we will
certainly also be united with him in his
resurrection. Romans 6:3-5.