of Christ from the Explanation to Luther's Small Catechism
|144. What do the Scriptures
teach about Christ's resurrection?
They teach that on the third day
Christ victoriously rose from the grave and showed Himself alive to His
||Acts 10:40-41 God raised Him from the
dead on the third day and caused Him to be seen. He was not seen by all the
people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen - by us who ate and drank
with Him after He rose from the dead.
||1 Cor. 15:4-8 He was raised on the third
day according to the Scriptures, and. . . He appeared to Peter, and then to the
Twelve. After that, He appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at
the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all He
appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
||Acts 1:3 After His suffering, He showed
Himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive. He
appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of
|Bible narrative: Christ's
resurrection (Matt. 27:62-28:20; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20-21).
145. Why is Christ's resurrection so important and comforting?
||Christ's resurrection proves that
Christ is the Son of God;
||Rom. 1:4 [He was] declared with power to
be the Son of God by His resurrection from the dead. B. His doctrine is the
||John 2:19 Destroy this temple, and I
will raise it again in three days.
||John 8:28 When you have lifted up the
Son of Man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to be and that I do
nothing on My own but speak just what the Father has taught Me.
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