The Sunday School Lesson Experiencing The Resurrection by David McGee
Apr 01, 2018
Experiencing The Resurrection (39:36)
Referenced Scriptures: Luke 24:13-35; John 20:1-18; John 21:1-23
It might be said that Easter is the most significant day of the year for the Christian. Everything we believe about Jesus Christ is rooted in the conviction and assurance that He has risen from the grave, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. The apostle Paul rightly said that if Christ has not risen, our faith is useless and we are to be pitied (see Corinthians 15:12-18).
In this study, we will observe the drama of Christ's resurrection as it unfolds in the lives of His followers in the days following that great morning when the grave was opened. It is a morning we celebrate yet today.
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
13) Behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty stadia from Jerusalem.
14) They talked with each other about all of these things which had happened.
15) It happened, while they talked and questioned together, that Jesus himself came near, and went with them.
16) But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
17) He said to them, "What are you talking about as you walk, and are sad?"
18) One of them, named Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only one travelling in Jerusalem who doesn‘t know the things which have happened there in these days?"
19) He said to them, "What things?" They said to him, "The things concerning Jesus, the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people;
20) and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
21) But we hoped that it was he who would redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.
22) Also, certain women of our company amazed us, having been early at the tomb;
23) and when they didn‘t find his body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.
24) Some of us went to the tomb, and found it just like the women had said, but they didn‘t see him."
25) He said to them, "Foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
26) Didn‘t the Christ have to suffer these things, and to enter into his glory?"
27) Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28) They drew near to the village, where they were going, and he acted like he would go further.
29) They urged him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over." He went in to stay with them.
30) It happened, when he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave to them.
31) Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight.
32) They said one to another, "Wasn‘t our heart burning within us, while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the scriptures to us?"
33) They rose up that very hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them,
34) saying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"
35) They related the things that happened along the way, and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.
1) Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came early, while it was yet dark, to the tomb, and saw the stone taken away from the tomb.
2) She ran therefore, and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we don‘t know where they have laid him!"
3) Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb.
4) They both ran together. The other disciple outran Peter, and came to the tomb first.
5) Stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths lying, yet he didn‘t enter in.
6) Then Simon Peter came, following him, and entered into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying,
7) and the cloth that was on his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself.
8) Then the other disciple also entered in therefore, who came first to the tomb, and he saw, and believed.
9) For as yet they didn‘t know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
10) So the disciples went away again to their own homes.
11) But Mary was standing outside at the tomb weeping. So, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb,
12) and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13) They told her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don‘t know where they have laid him."
14) When she had said this, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and didn‘t know that it was Jesus.
15) Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?" She, supposing him to be the gardener, said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
16) Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned herself, and said to him, "Rhabbouni!" which is to say, "Teacher!"
17) Jesus said to her, "Don‘t touch me, for I haven‘t yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brothers, and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.‘"
18) Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.
1) After these things, Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself this way.
2) Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together.
3) Simon Peter said to them, "I‘m going fishing." They told him, "We are also coming with you." They immediately went forth, and entered into the boat. That night, they caught nothing.
4) But when day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach, yet the disciples didn‘t know that it was Jesus.
5) Jesus therefore said to them, "Children, have you anything to eat?" They answered him, "No."
6) He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it in for the multitude of fish.
7) That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It‘s the Lord!" So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he wrapped his coat around him (for he was naked), and threw himself into the sea.
8) But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits away), dragging the net full of fish.
9) So when they got out on the land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.
10) Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish which you have just caught."
11) Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land, full of great fish, one hundred fifty-three; and even though there were so many, the net wasn‘t torn.
12) Jesus said to them, "Come and eat breakfast." None of the disciples dared inquire of him, "Who are you?" knowing that it was the Lord.
13) Then Jesus came and took the bread, gave it to them, and the fish likewise.
14) This is now the third time that Jesus was revealed to his disciples, after he had risen from the dead.
15) So when they had eaten their breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."
16) He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I have affection for you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep."
17) He says to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you have affection for me?" Peter was grieved because he asked him the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" He said to him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I have affection for you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
18) Most assuredly I tell you, when you were young, you dressed yourself, and walked where you wanted to. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you, and carry you where you don‘t want to go."
19) Now he said this, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. When he had said this, he said to him, "Follow me."
20) Then Peter, turning around, saw a disciple following. This was the disciple whom Jesus sincerely loved, the one who had also leaned on Jesus‘ breast at the supper and asked, "Lord, who is going to betray You?"
21) Peter seeing him, said to Jesus, "Lord, and what will this man do?"
22) Jesus said to him, "If I desire that he stay until I come, what is that to you? You follow me."
23) This saying therefore went forth among the brothers, that that disciple wouldn‘t die. Yet Jesus didn‘t say to him that he wouldn‘t die, but, "If I desire that he stay until I come, what is that to you?"
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