Resurrection

Whose wife shall she be in the resurrection? - Mark 12:18 – 12:27 (commentary)

After Jesus had silenced the Pharisees and Herodians, the Sadducees try their hand at trapping Him. It has been said that the Pharisees were the ritualists, the Herodians the politicians and the Sadducees the rationalists. This is the only time in Mark’s gospel that t …

Angel says Jesus is risen - Mark 16:1 – 16:8 (commentary)

At sunset the day following the crucifixion, when the Sabbath had ended, the two Mary`s went out and brought some spices to anoint the body of Jesus (v. 1). At sunrise the next morning, which was Sunday, they were at the tomb (v. 2). As they approached the tomb they were conc …

Peter Proclaims Jesus’ Resurrection Power - Acts 2:22 – 2:28 (commentary)

Peter has just finished the introduction of his sermon to this large crowd at Pentecost. He now tells this doubting crowd that Jesus is Messiah (vv. 22). This is the theme of his message. It insists that the Cross was no accident. It belonged to the eternal plan of God (v. 2 …

Four proofs of the Resurrection and Ascension - Acts 2:29 – 2:36 (commentary)

These verses include four proofs of the Lord’s Resurrection and Ascension: The empty tomb (vv. 29-31)The witness of the Resurrection (v. 32) The witness of the believers (v. 33) The presence of the Holy Spirit (vv. 34- 36)If the Holy Spirit is in the world, then God mu …

Four Types of Resurrections - John 5:24 – 5:29 (commentary)

Instead of denying the accusation of these Jewish leaders that He claimed to be equal with God, Jesus endorsed it. For Jesus to claim that He had power to raise the dead was blasphemy to these Jewish leaders. At this time He had not yet raised anyone from the dead. Jesus sp …

The Resurrection of Jesus - John 20:1 – 20:10 (commentary)

Almost all biographies end with the death and burial of the subject. I am sure that you have never read one that describes the subject’s resurrection from the dead. The fact that John shared the resurrection miracle is proof that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. This section of Jo …

Paul Preaches the Gospel Including Christ’s Resurrection - Acts 13:32 – 13:41 (commentary)

This chapter contains an extremely important passage, because it is the only full-length report of a sermon by Paul that we possess. When carefully compared with the sermon of Peter in Acts 2, the main elements in it are seen to be precisely the same. Paul insists that the coming …

The Empty Tomb - Matthew 28:1 – 28:10 (commentary)

On Sunday about dawn, a group of women, including Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, Salome, Joanna, and others went to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body (v. 1). As they approached, an earthquake occurred, and an angel rolled away the stone from the door of the tomb (v. 2). T …

Three Proofs of the Resurrection - I Corinthians 15:1 – 15:11 (commentary)

“Moreover” tells us that Paul has finished his answers to the Corinthians’ questions, and he now goes on to a new subject. The first eleven verses present the Gospel message and evidence for its truthfulness. Paul gives three proofs to his readers that Jesus has indeed …

Consequences of Denying the Resurrection - I Corinthians 15:12 – 15:19 (commentary)

This verse stands as a focal point around which the first nineteen verses revolve (v. 12). “Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead” directs our attention to the first eleven verses. “How say some among you that there is no resurrection?” This q …

The Resurrection of Christians - I Corinthians 15:20 – 15:28 (commentary)

In the first half of this chapter Paul dealt with the resurrection of Christ. Now, in the last half of the chapter he deals with the resurrection of Christians. Christ arose and so shall we who know Him. Paul had explored the logical happenings which followed the denial of the …

The Resurrection and Marriage - Luke 20:27 – 20:40 (commentary)

The Sadducees were the Jewish religious liberals of that day. They accepted as Scripture only the Five Books of Moses and they denied the resurrection, angels and spirits (Acts 23:8). As a result they denied the very power of God (v. 27). These Sadducees asked Jesus …

Jesus Rises From the Dead - Luke 24:1 – 24:12 (commentary)

This final chapter of Luke records the experiences of several people who had first-hand experiences with the risen Lord. In each case they were depressed because of Jesus’ death, but after meeting with Him they were joyful and praised God. The first people to learn …

The Time of The End - Daniel 12:1 – 12:13 (commentary)

At the end of this vision we find the angel comforting Daniel by revealing two important facts: Israel will be delivered by the intervention of Michael the angelic prince (v. 1). This refers not to individual salvation but to nat­ ional deliverance from being in subje …