The First Resurrection

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on April 24, 2011
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Isaiah 53:9 - His body was with a rich man in death. Matthew 27:57-60; John 19:39-42

Matthew 12:40
says three days and three nights (72 hours); Mark 8:31 states – “after three days rise again;” and Matthew16:21 says – “he will be raised on the third day." He died about 3PM; so, three days and three nights would end about 3PM on the third day. The completion of 72 hours would still be on the third day.

Matthew 28:1-4
- The actual resurrection is not recorded because, according to 1 Corinthians 15:51, it is a mystery.

The guards were placed there so that no one could steal the body and start communicating that he was raised as he said he would be. The guards later were paid off not to tell the truth about what happened. Matthew 28:11

Matthew 28:1
The weekly Sabbath was Saturday, so when these women were at the tomb at dawn on the first day of the week, it was early Sunday morning which means Jesus was up already. He died on Wednesday and arose on Saturday.

Matthew 28:2-10
- Thirteen post resurrection appearances are recorded.

Luke 24:1-15
His resurrected body was much different from the body they buried.

Luke 24:21
– Palm Sunday was all about Jesus riding into Jerusalem as the King. Yet, he did not begin to reign; rather, he was tortured and killed. So, they were confused.

Luke 24:27
– His action revealed the vital importance of the Scriptures. Our Lord’s example provides a vivid example.

Luke 24:32
- They could focus on the many marvelous realities, but their attention was upon the understanding they gained from the Scriptures. Isaiah 50:4 and 5 Today, Jesus in ascended position at the right hand of God through the holy spirit is doing the same for those who hunger to know the truth.

1 Corinthians 2:8-13
We have the spirit so that we might know.

Luke 24:33-49
The message is powerful.

Mary MagdaleneJohn 20:11-17
Two men on road to Emmaus Luke 24:13-32
PeterLuke 24:33 and 34
Eleven disciples (minus Thomas)John 20:19-24; Mark 16:14
Disciples including ThomasJohn 20:25-29
Disciples at the Sea of TiberiasJohn 21:1-23
Twelve apostlesActs 1:1-9
Cephas1 Corinthians 15:5
The twelve1 Corinthians 15:5
Above 500 brethren 1 Corinthians 15:6
James1 Corinthians 15:7
All the apostles1 Corinthians 15:7
Paul1 Corinthians 15:8

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