Bible Themes


What the scriptures say about
9311 Resurrection of Jesus Christ

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9000 Last Things
    9010-9050 Death
    9100-9170 Aspects

    9200-9250 Judgment

    9300 Resurrection
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is of central importance to the NT. It affirms the divinity of Jesus Christ, marks the words and deeds of his ministry with Godís seal of approval and opens the way to the future resurrection of believers.


Jesus Christís resurrection was foreshadowed in the OT
In Abraham and Isaac: Ge 22:5; Heb 11:19 In Jonah: Jon 1:17; Jon 2:10; Mt 12:40
Jesus Christís resurrection was predicted
In the OT 1Co 15:3-4 See also Isa 53:11; Hos 6:2; Lk 24:45-46; Ac 2:25-31; Ac 13:35; Ps 16:8-11; Ac 13:34; Ac 26:22-23
By Jesus Christ himself Mt 16:21 pp Mk 8:31 pp Lk 9:22 See also Mt 17:9 pp Mk 9:9; Mt 20:18-19 pp Mk 10:32-34 pp Lk 18:31-33; Mt 26:32 pp Mk 14:28; Jn 2:19-21 Jesus Christís resurrection was anticipated by the raising of the dead In the OT Heb 11:35 None of the OT or NT miracles are true resurrections. Those raised resumed life as before, their bodies unchanged. Resurrection for Jesus Christ and therefore for his people means a changed body and permanent life in glory. This is the ďbetter resurrectionĒ. See also 1Ki 17:22; 2Ki 4:35; 2Ki 13:21 In the miracles of Jesus Christ Lk 7:22 pp Mt 11:4-5 See also Mt 9:23-25; Mk 5:38-42; Mt 27:52-53; Lk 7:14-15; Jn 11:43-44 The sequence of events in Jesus Christís resurrection
It was preceded by suffering and death Php 2:8-9 See also Jn 19:28-33; Heb 2:9 It took place on the first day of the week Jn 20:1-2; Mt 28:1-2; Mk 16:2-4; Lk 24:1-3 It was announced by angels Mt 28:5-6; Mk 16:5-6; Lk 24:4-6 See also Lk 24:23; 1Ti 3:16 The disciples were reluctant to believe it Lk 24:25-26 See also Mk 16:13-14; Lk 24:11; Jn 20:24-25 The disciples saw the evidence and were ultimately convinced Jn 2:22 See also Lk 24:33-35; Jn 20:8,18,26-28; Ac 2:32; Ac 3:15; Ac 4:33
The risen Christ appeared to many people Ac 1:3
To the disciples: Mt 28:16-17; Mk 16:14; Lk 24:50-52; Jn 20:19-23,26-31; Jn 21:1-2; Ac 1:9-11 To Mary Magdalene: Mk 16:9; Jn 20:11-18; Lk 24:10-11 To two on the Emmaus road: Lk 24:13-16 To Peter: Lk 24:34; 1Co 15:5 To Paul: Ac 9:3-5; Ac 22:6-8; Ac 26:12-15; 1Co 15:8 Ac 10:39-41 to over 500 people 1Co 15:6 to James 1Co 15:7
The resurrection was followed by Jesus Christís entry into glory Ro 8:34 See also 1Co 15:24-29; Eph 1:18-21; 1Ti 3:16; Heb 1:3; Rev 1:18 Jesus Christís resurrection body was spiritual but not ghostly Lk 24:37-39 See also Jn 20:27; Ac 1:4; 1Co 15:50; Php 3:21