Resurrection of Christ
In what psalm was
the resurrection of Christ foretold?
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. Matthew 12:40.
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 thingsat
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. Matthew 17:22,23.
Note - According to
Jewish reckoning, one full day
together with any portion of the
preceding day and of the day
following would be considered
When asked by the
Jews for a sign of His Messiahship,
what did Jesus say?
them, Destroy this
temple, and I will raise it again in
To what temple did
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.
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.
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
did Pilate comply with their request?
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.
futile was all this?
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
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,
Comments on the Resurrection
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.
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]
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.
assurance of the resurrection is
has indeed been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have
fallen asleep. Verse 20.
great truth therefore follows?
For as in
Adam all die, so in Christ all will
be made alive. Verse 22.
cheering message has Christ sent to
His people touching His resurrection?
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
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.
ordinance has been given as a
memorial of Christs burial and
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