Resurrection of Christ, The

  • Foretold by the prophets.

    Psalms 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

    Acts 13:34-35 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. 35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

  • Foretold by Himself.

    Matthew 20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

    Mark 9:9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.

    Mark 14:28 But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.

    John 2:19-22 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21 But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

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  • WAS NECESSARY TO
    • The fulfilment of Scripture.

      Luke 24:45-46 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

    • Forgiveness of sins.

      1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

    • Justification.

      Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

      Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

    • Hope.

      1 Corinthians 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

    • The efficacy of preaching.

      1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

    • The efficacy of faith.

      1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

      1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

  • A proof of His being the Son of God.

    Psalms 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

    Acts 13:33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

    Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

  • EFFECTED BY
    • The power of God.

      Acts 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

      Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

      Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

      Ephesians 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

      Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

    • His own power.

      John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

      John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

    • The power of the Holy Ghost.

      1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

  • On the first day of the week.

    Mark 16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

  • On the third day after His death.

    Luke 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

    Acts 10:40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;

    1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

  • THE APOSTLES
    • At first did not understand the predictions respecting.

      Mark 9:10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.

      John 20:9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

    • Very slow to believe.

      Mark 16:13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.

      Luke 24:9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.

      Luke 24:11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

      Luke 24:37-38 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

    • Reproved for their unbelief of.

      Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

    • HE APPEARED AFTER TO
    • Mary Magdalene.

      Mark 16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

      John 20:18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

    • The women.

      Matthew 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

    • Simon Peter.

      Luke 24:34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

    • Two disciples.

      Luke 24:13-31 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. ...

    • Apostles, except Thomas.

      John 20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

      John 20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

    • Apostles, Thomas being present.

      John 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

    • Apostles at the sea of Tiberias.

      John 21:1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.

    • Apostles in Galilee.

      Matthew 28:16-17 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

    • Above five hundred brethren.

      1 Corinthians 15:6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

    • James.

      1 Corinthians 15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

    • All the Apostles.

      Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

      Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

      1 Corinthians 15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

    • Paul.

      1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

  • Fraud impossible in.

    Matthew 27:63-66 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. 64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. 66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

  • He gave many infallible proofs of.

    Luke 24:35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

    Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

    Luke 24:43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

  • WAS ATTESTED BY
    • Angels.

      Matthew 28:5-7 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

      Luke 24:4-7 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

      Luke 24:23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.

    • Apostles.

      Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

      Acts 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

      Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

      Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

    • His enemies.

      Matthew 28:11-15 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. 12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, 13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. ...

  • Asserted and preached by the Apostles.

    Acts 25:19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

    Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

  • SAINTS
    • Begotten to a lively hope.

      1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

      1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

    • Desire to know the power of.

      Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

    • Should keep, in remembrance.

      2 Timothy 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

    • Shall rise in the likeness of.

      Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

      1 Corinthians 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

      Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

  • Is an emblem of the new birth.

    Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

    Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

  • The first-fruits of our resurrection.

    Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

    1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

    1 Corinthians 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

  • The truth of the gospel involved in.

    1 Corinthians 15:14-15 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. 15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.

  • Followed by His exaltation.

    Acts 4:10-11 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

  • An assurance of the judgment.

    Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

  • Typified.

    Isaac,

    Genesis 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

    Hebrews 11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

    Jonah,

    Jonah 2:10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

    Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

 
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