RESURRECTION - He is alive!

Psalm 16:10 | For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one  to rot in the grave.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 |
I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.

1. The Savior’s death and burial were foretold, but what important element was also foretold? (Hint- it’s why we celebrate Easter!)

Luke 24:5-7 | The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.”

2. Jesus had told people He would rise from the dead, but the women still showed up at the tomb the third day. Why do you think this is? 
3. How do you think seeing the empty tomb effected the faith of Jesus’ followers? 

Mark 16:5-7 | When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a white robe sitting on the right side. The women were shocked, but the angel said, “Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body. Now go and tell his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died.”

4. Jesus didn’t just disappear. He spent 40 more days with His followers. Why do  you think Jesus didn’t just go straight to Heaven? Why would He spend more time on Earth?
5. How are you celebrating Jesus’ resurrection today? How can you honor it each and every day?

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