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9312 resurrection, significance of Jesus Christ’s

9312 resurrection, significance of Jesus Christ’s

Jesus Christ’s resurrection represents a demonstration of the power of God, the confirmation of the divinity of Jesus Christ and the grounds of hope for Christian believers.

Jesus Christ’s resurrection was a demonstration of God’s power

The power of God the Father Eph 1:18-20 See also Mt 22:29-32; Ac 2:24; Ac 3:15; Ac 10:40; Ac 13:29-30; Gal 1:1; Col 2:12

The power of the Holy Spirit Ro 1:4; 1Ti 3:16; 1Pe 3:18

The resurrection confirmed Jesus Christ as the Son of God

Jn 20:30-31 John calls Jesus Christ’s miracles “signs” (see also Jn 2:11; 6:2) and his resurrection is the climax, confirming his identity beyond all doubt; Ro 1:4 See also Ps 2:7; Ac 13:33

The centrality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ

As the basis of faith 1Co 15:14-15 See also Ac 3:15; Ac 4:33; Ac 17:18; Ac 24:21; Ro 10:9; 2Ti 2:8; Heb 6:1-2

As the basis of believers’justification Ro 4:25; Ro 8:34

As the basis of Christian hope Ac 24:15; 1Co 15:19

As the basis of believers’resurrection 1Co 15:20-23 The Law of Moses (Ex 23:16) provided for an offering of the firstfruits of crops to God. The firstfruits were the guarantee of the full harvest to come. The NT sees the resurrection of Jesus Christ as the firstfruits of the full ingathering of all God’s people when Jesus Christ comes again. See also Jn 14:19; Ac 26:23; Ro 8:11

See also

1105God, power of
2066Christ, power of
2218Christ, Son of God
3030Holy Spirit, power

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