2560 Jesus Christ, resurrection of

2560 Jesus Christ, resurrection of

True Christian preaching is centred on the fact that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead so that believers may have victory over sin and death and receive the blessings of eternal life.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is foretold

In Scripture 1Co 15:3-4 See also Ps 16:10; Ps 49:15; Isa 53:10-12; Hos 6:2; Lk 24:46; Ac 2:29-31; Ac 26:22-23

By Jesus Christ Mt 16:21 pp Mk 8:31 pp Lk 9:22 See also Mt 12:40 the sign of Jonah; Mt 17:9 pp Mk 9:9 the transfiguration; Mt 17:22-23 pp Mk 9:31; Mt 20:18-19 pp Mk 10:33-34 pp Lk 18:31-33; Mt 26:32 pp Mk 14:28; Jn 2:19-22 Jesus Christ clears the temple; Jn 16:16

The resurrection is preached by the apostles

Ac 4:33 See also Ac 2:24-32; Ac 10:40-41; Ac 17:2-3,18,31

The certainty of the resurrection

Ac 1:3 See also 1Co 15:3-8 These verses particularly stress the physical reality of the risen Christ: Lk 24:36-43; Jn 20:26-28

The necessity of the resurrection

1Co 15:17 See also Jn 20:9

The results of Jesus Christ’s resurrection

God’s power is demonstrated Eph 1:19-20 See also Ac 2:24; 1Co 6:14

The sonship of Jesus Christ is declared Ro 1:4 See also Ac 13:33

The lordship of Jesus Christ is declared Ro 14:9 The lordship of Jesus Christ is seen in that he was raised to the right hand of God: Ac 5:30-31; Eph 1:20-22
2Co 5:15

The destruction of death’s power is declared Rev 1:18 See also Ac 2:24; Ro 6:9

The benefits of Jesus Christ’s resurrection for believers

It is the foundation of salvation Ro 4:25 See also Jn 11:25-26; Ro 10:9; 1Pe 1:21; 1Pe 3:21

It provides the power to live for God Ro 6:4 See also Ro 7:4; Ro 8:11; Eph 2:4-7; Php 3:8-11; Col 2:12; Col 3:1; Heb 13:20-21

The intercession of Jesus Christ depends upon it Ro 8:34 See also Heb 7:25

It brings assurance of resurrection to eternal life 1Co 6:14 See also Ro 6:5; 1Co 15:20-22; 2Co 4:14; 1Th 4:14; 1Pe 1:3-4

See also

2218Christ, Son of God
2224Christ, the Lord
2324Christ as Saviour
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
2366Christ, prophecies concerning
2372Christ, victory
2505Christ, ascension
2530Christ, death of
2555Christ, resurrection appearances
3278Holy Spirit, indwelling
6744sanctification
9311resurrection of Christ

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