Jesus is a true friend, willing to endure three days of death in order to give us eternal life.Read More
As Joseph’s life is restored to him, it is not just he who benefits, but his brothers as well—the very ones who took his life from him in the first place.
Isaac was returned to Abraham on the third day as picture of resurrection to teach us that the promised Messiah must redeem us by dying and then rising again on the third day.
Esther, by resigning herself to death and being rewarded with new life and a kingdom on the third day, established the pattern for the coming Messiah and informs us of what awaits those who lose their lives for Christ’s sake.
Jesus meets Mary Magdalene in her darkness and despair and teaches her to live in hope because of the resurrection.
At the resurrection Christ earned the right to give the life of the New Creation to his people and he does this by giving the Holy Spirit to them.
The resurrection is not merely a reversal of death (that is resuscitation); resurrection is the gaining of heavenly (or eternal) life – immortality.
Between the first and second comings of Christ, the beginning and the end of the harvest, Christ is building the kingdom of God by subduing and conquering his enemies that he might present a suitable dwelling place to the Father on the Last Day.
he resurrection of Christ and the future resurrection of believers are not two different events, but two aspects of a single event.
As defining as the resurrection is for the history of salvation, so too is the apostolic office for the revelation of that salvation.
Paul focuses the entirety of his gospel in the events of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ as that which defines and unifies his people.
By coming to earth, perfectly fulfilling the Law of God, and enduring the wrath of God, Jesus Christ earned the right to make his people spiritually alive. The resurrection is proof positive that this is true – that Christ ha