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A Resurrected Savior

International Sunday School April 12, 2020

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. [2] By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. [3] For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, [4] that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, [5] and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. [6] After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. [7] Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, [8] and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

1 Corinthians 15:12-14 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? [13] If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. [14] And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

1 Corinthians 15:20-23 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. [21] For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. [22] For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. [23] But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.

1 Corinthians 15:42-45 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; [43] it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; [44] it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. [45] So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.

Called to Believe the Resurrection

International Sunday School April 21, 2019 Spring Quarter #8

Matthew 28:1-15  Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.  (2)  And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.  (3)  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.  (4)  And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.  (5)  But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.  (6)  He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.  (7)  Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”  (8)  So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.  (9)  And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.  (10)  Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”  (11)  While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.  (12)  And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers  (13)  and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’  (14)  And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.”  (15)  So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

 

Sunday School — April 8, 2018

The Risen Lord Appears

John 21:1-14  After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.  (2)  Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together.  (3)  Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.  (4)  Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.  (5)  Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.”  (6)  He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.  (7)  That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea.  (8)  The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.  (9)  When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread.  (10)  Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.”  (11)  So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn.  (12)  Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.  (13)  Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish.  (14)  This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

 

Sunday School — April 1, 2018

He is Risen

Luke 24:1-12  But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.  (2)  And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,  (3)  but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  (4)  While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel.  (5)  And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?  (6)  He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee,  (7)  that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”  (8)  And they remembered his words,  (9)  and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.  (10)  Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles,  (11)  but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.  (12)  But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

Luke 24:30-35  When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them.  (31)  And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight.  (32)  They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”  (33)  And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together,  (34)  saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”  (35)  Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.