John 20:19 -21 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then … More J.C.Ryle: First words from the Master’s lips
“See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” Luke 24:39 Coty Pinckney comments: His hands and feet are pierced. He has flesh and bones. He has a real physical body. He then eats … More The Clincher=Eating Fish
John Piper, on 1 Corinthians 15 in a sermon titled, “Six Gifts of the Resurrection” “If Christ Has Not Been Raised . . . “ Paul says there are six things that would be in shambles if Christ did not rise from the dead. Then verse 20 reverses the whole paragraph: “But in fact Christ … More Six Gifts of the Resurrection
Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, … More Jesus’ Announcement
Having just celebrated Jesus’ death and resurrection, it is exciting to have passages of Scripture that point us to Christ. Sometimes verses jump right off the page at us, even though we have read it before and didn’t see it. Such was the case when I first read about the cities of refuge. But in … More Our high priest, perfect sacrifice and Victor over sin and death!
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay…And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of … More One practical effect of the resurrection of Jesus
Pastor John Piper, in a message on Matthew 21, “The Marvelous Rising of a Rejected Stone” Jesus’ Word in Matthew 21:42 The word of the Lord is found in Matthew 21:42 at the end of the parable of the wicked tenants. The owner of the vineyard had sent servants to get fruit from the tenants. They … More The Cornerstone: it was the Lord’s doing
Coty Pinckney on Luke 24:1-12 “He is Risen!” The women have seen where Joseph laid Jesus’ body. They plan to pay their respects to their beloved master by anointing the body after the Sabbath. So early in the morning on the first day of the week, they arrive. To their shock, they see that the stone … More He is Risen!
Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, … More J. C. Ryle: The immense importance of our Lord’s death and resurrection
Pastor Kim Riddlebarger on the Transfiguration in Mark 9: And so, while we look for God’s glory in Christ’s person and work (as Luther put it, in the cradle and on the cross), we also know that one day we will see the kingdom come in power. That will be the day when God raises the dead, … More Risen Transfigured Glory!