The Reality Of The Resurrection
New Testament Truths:
Scripture ever points to the resurrection as the mightiest part of God's mighty power.
The God of resurrection is to be the God in whom we trust for the work to be done in us.
He has raised Christ, as the Shepherd, who watches and tends His sheep, through whom He will do His work.
The more we look to what God has done in Christ, as the pledge of what He will do in us, with the more confidence will our faith accept and expect it.
It is what God makes us, that the power of the resurrection is proved.
Faith that sees and accepts and dwells in all God has done for us in Christ, and then counts upon His faithfulness and power to make it all real within us in Christ through the Spirit.
Recite each of the above truths five times per day. Meditate on them as you go throughout the day.
Write Out The Scriptures Below (homework assignment):
l. Foretold In Prophecy
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
19 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.
2. Witnessed In The Gospels
5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still 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.’”
12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
3. Testified To By Jesus
32 But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.”
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.
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
4. Preached By The Apostles
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10 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.
40 God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.
1 Corinthians 6:14
14 And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.
32 This Jesus, God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.
5. My Inheritance From The Resurrection Of Jesus
1 Peter 1:3-4
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,
Have the student read out loud each of the below scriptures. As they finish reciting the scripture, dictate the applicable affirmation below. Have them recite out loud the affirmations 5 times per day and meditate on them as they go throughout the day.
The life of Jesus is manifest in my mortal flesh. (2 Corinthians 4:11)
The same Holy Spirit power that raised Christ from the dead is available to me to attain the Christ life by living God's purpose for my life. (Ephesians 1:19,20)
The inheritance that is reserved in Heaven for me through the resurrection of Christ is available to me today by faith. (1 Peter 1:3,4)