The Ressurection of the Dead — Lesson #17

PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM LIVING

LESSON 17

RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD

In the sixth chapter of Hebrews, there is a list of six basic foundational truths. Among these is the “Resurrection Of The Dead”.  For the believer to have an adequate foundation in his life, he must firmly believe in the resurrection. It is faith in a resurrected Lord that gives meaning and purpose to our existence in the Kingdom of God. It is the basis of our hope, both present and future.

1)   WHAT ARE THE THREE NEW TESTAMENT RESURRECTIONS THAT WE MUST CONSIDER?

A.   Of Jesus ChristPast.

B.   Spiritual resurrection of the believer in ChristPresent.

C.   The final resurrection of “all that are in the grave”Future.

(2)  DID JESUS CHRIST ACTUALLY RISE FROM THE DEAD?

A.   Yes. The Scriptures substantiate this in many places.

1.   In the New Testament: (I Corinthians 15:20); (Matthew 28:6); (Acts 2:24);                   (Acts 3:15).

2.   In the Old Testament: (Psalms 16:8-11); (Psalms 110:1).

B.   Jesus was seen after His resurrection (Acts 1:3); (I Corinthians 15:5-8);(Matthew 28:17); (Mark 16:9,14); (John 20:18-20); (21:14).

C.   Jesus was resurrected with the same body that was crucified (John 2:19-22);                        (Luke 22:55) (Luke 24:43); (John 20:27-28).

(3)    MUST ONE BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION?

A.  YES! It is an important revelation and fact (I Corinthians 15:12-22).

B.  It is vital to our salvation (Romans 10:9).

C.  It is declared a foundational truth (Hebrews 6:1-2).

(4)    WHAT IS DECLARED IN THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST?

A.  Justification of believers (Romans 4:25); (I Corinthians 15:17);

(II Corinthians 5:15).

B.  Death is defeated (Romans 6:9); (I Corinthians 15:54-58).

C.  Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Romans 1:4).

D.  Jesus is the Lord of All (Matthew 28:18); (Ephesians 1:20-23); (Colossians 1:16-20).

E.  A new life source (I Peter 1:3).

F.   Judgement is promised (Acts 17:31); (Hebrews 10:10-12).

(5)    HOW ARE WE PRESENTLY RESURRECTED IN CHRIST?

A.   We are quickened, or “made alive together with Christ” (Ephesians 2:1);

(4:6); (Colossians 2:13); (II Corinthians 5:14-15,17).

B.  This resurrection is expressed through water baptism (Romans 6:4-5);                               Colossians 2:12).

C.  There is proof within our lives to show that this resurrection has occurred:

1.    A new master is served and obeyed (II Corinthians 5:15); (Romans 14:7-9).

2.  Faith is established (Romans 6:11).

3.  A new life (Romans 6:4); (7:6); (Galatians 6:15); (Ephesians 4:23-24).

4.  New purpose (Colossians 3:1-2); (Romans 8:28).

(6)    WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE FUTURE RESURRECTION THAT WILL TAKE PLACE?

A.   The Bible speaks of it. It will be connected with the last day and the second                    coming of Jesus Christ, but only God knows when it will take place (John 6:39,40,44,54); (John 11:23-24); (I Corinthians 5:23,51,52);(I Thessalonians 4:16).

B.   All that are in the grave shall be resurrected (John 5:24, 29); (Acts 24:15).

C.   The believer shall receive a glorious body, like that of the Lord Jesus Christ                   (Philippians 3:21); (I John 3:2); (I Corinthians 15:29,49); (I Corinthians 15:38,43,44).


PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM LIVING

LESSON 17a—STUDY SHEET

CHRISTIAN HOME AND FAMILY

1.   It is faith in a resurrected Lord that gives meaning and purpose to our ______________   in the Kingdom of God. It is the  ____________________ of our hope, both present and         future.

2.   What are the three New Testament Resurrections that we must consider?

1. _________________________________      2. ___________________ 3. _________________________________.

3.   I Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ   ______________________ from the dead, and      become the first fruits of them that slept.

4.   I Corinthians 15:4-7 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day    according to the scriptures; and that he was _________________ of Cephas, then of         the twelve: after that, he was seen of ______________________ brethren  at once; of     whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that,             he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

5.   John 20:27-28 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my     hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not  ____________        but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my ____________.

6.   Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe   in thine heart that God hath _______________________________, thou shalt be saved.

7.   Romans 4:25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was  ______________________ for our justification .

8.   I Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according         to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a . by the resurrection           of Jesus Christ from the dead.

9.   Who has Jesus quickened (made alive), who were dead in trespasses and sins?

______________________________________________________.

10.  What is the proof in our lives that shows that this resurrection has actually occurred?         _____________________________________________________________________        _____________________________________________________________________        __________ __

11.   Acts 24:15 And have __________________________________________, which          they themselves also allow, that there _____________________________________          a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

12.   The believer shall receive a ____________________________________________,     like that of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Personal Questions:

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"That the Kingdom of God will rule ,with power, on earth as it rules in Heaven." My life time quest. G.W. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Rev. George Watkins pastored Christian Life World Outreach and Training Center in Mount Vernon, Washington for 29 years. He is director of George Watkins Ministries a.k.a. WORLDNet Ministries and has ministered through radio broadcasting, audio tape ministry, and a correspondence Bible course reaching into many countries of the world. Ministry teams have traveled with him to over twenty nations, working with local missionaries to establish churches, and conduct crusades and pastors’ seminars. George Watkins has authored several books: Women in Today’s Church, a scriptural insight into God’s intentions for both men and women to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ; Five Key Secrets to Long Life and Divine Health concerning God’s supernatural protection and promises to those who obey Him; and Staying Free, a mini-book used as a guide to maintaining freedom once delivered from the bondages of satan; Ask The Boy: stories through the eyes of those who were healed by the hands of Jesus. The Wisest Man I Have Ever Known: stories and parables teaching the truths of God’s word, as well as other teaching manuals. George Watkins has been active in the ministry for many years. He has a strong ministry to the local church as a seasoned veteran with his rich background as a pastor and evangelist. Many churches draw from his experience and consider him to be an integral part of their own ministries. His ministry is a blend of humor and straight forward teaching based on the belief that God means what He says, that His Word applies to our everyday, practical lives, and that it has power to make us whole in mind, body and soul. Rev. Watkins believes that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are to be used by every believer. He believes that using these spiritual tools will bring freedom to those in bondage. Rev. Watkins believes this is the age of the supernatural and will prove to be the Church’s finest hour. His vision is to equip the Body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission, making disciples of all nations. He has a unique ability to challenge the hearer to “sell out” to God, by faith, to fulfill God’s personal plan for your destiny. George and Arlis live in Mount Vernon, WA and are the parents of three adult children: Tony, Tiffany and Corbin.
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