THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
1. Matthew 28:1-8- The women were the
first witnesses to the resurrection.
2. Luke 24:10-12- The
apostles refused to believe until they saw for themselves.
3. John 20:25-29- Doubting
Thomas confronted by the living Jesus.
THEME: The power of the resurrection is the
foundation of faith and hope for Christians. Even Jesus' disciples lacked faith until they saw the risen
Savior. By His resurrection from
the dead Jesus proved He is the Son of God.
1. The evidence of the empty
a. The women
were blessed to be the first witnesses of the resurrection,
Mat 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-11; John
disciples believed only after they saw the empty tomb and the risen
Savior, John 20; Luke 24; Mark 16; Mat
c. The Roman
guard was paid to tell that the disciples had taken Jesus,
Prophecies of the resurrection, Ps 16; Luke 9;22; John 10:17-18.
2. Evidence of the bodily
invited Thomas to put his fingers in His wounds, John 20:25-29.
revealed Himself in breaking bread and prayer, Luke 24:30-32.
c. Jesus ate
food before His disciples to prove He was not a spirit,
rebuked His disciples for their unbelief, Mark 16:14.
allowed the women to hold Him by the feet, Mat 28:9.
appeared to more than five hundred witnesses, 1 Cor 15:6.
3. The importance of the
hope of our own resurrection, 1 Cor 15:12-19, 49-58; 1 Pet 1:3.
b. Gives us
a sense of the power of God, Phil 3:8-11; I Pet 3:21; Col 2:11-13.
opportunity for new life through the gospel, Rom 6:5-9; 1 Cor 15:1-4.
1. Christ's resurrection:
a. Calls us
to repentance, Acts 17:30-31.
b. Gives us
a reason to trust, 2 Cor 1:8-10; I Cor 15:1-7.
c. Gives us
a reason to hope, 1 Cor 15:53-58; 1 Thes 4:13-18.
d. Gives us
a reason to speak, 2 Cor 4:13-14.
2. Christ's resurrection
empowers the gospel.
a. Jesus was raised by the Power of God,
and we can trust God's power to raise us. John 2:19,
our faith in Jesus, we trust the power of His resurrection in our
baptism, Col 2:12; 1 Pet 3:21.
c. We are
raised from our spiritual death in sin to newness of life in Jesus
when we obey the gospel, Rom 6:3-8, 17;
3. We need the power of the resurrection
in our lives, Phil 3:8-10.
VERSES- PHILIPPIANS 3:10-11.