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December 21st - Conner Schwartz

Hey guys!! My name is Conner Schwartz, I am a sophomore that serves on the First Impressions team at BCM. Today we will be going into prophecies which show Jesus would be resurrected three days after his death on the cross. I will be using ESV translations. 

 

To understand these prophecies, we first must understand how important Jesus’s resurrection is to begin with. Jesus was the prophesied messiah; we see this all the way back in Genesis 3:15 “he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”. God puts into view his son Jesus and his plan for him to conquer Satan. Jesus is the promised fulfilled; he lived a perfect life and died for our sins on a cross. His resurrection signifies the defeat of sin and the promise of eternal life through him. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our lord.” Romans 6:23. In this scripture we see that sin leads only to death but when Jesus rose three days later, after his crucifixion, the prophesies were fulfilled. He triumphed over death, defeated sin, and did something that is impossible for us to do. Now that we understand the weight behind the resurrection, lets investigate the many scriptures that tell of Jesus Christ’s resurrection.  

 

Throughout the bible we see many instances in which the foretelling of the resurrection occurs. Some examples include: Psalm 16:10, Daniel 12:2, Isaiah 53:10-12, Matthew 28:2-7, John 12:30-31, Luke 24:6-7, Mark 8:31, and Mark 10:33-34. 

 

The scripture that I would like to hit on is Mark 10:33-34. “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”. To provide some context to these verses, Jesus and his disciples were on their way to Jerusalem as Christ knew that he soon would be killed. These verses are the second time Jesus mentions his death and resurrection to the disciples. The last seven words here are powerful because Jesus himself stated he will rise and as we know that prophecy is fulfilled. There is so much hope intertwined within the words here; through Christ by faith alone we are saved from our sins and in his resurrection, we know we have eternal life in him.   

 

Reflection questions 

  1. Why do you think God speak to us through prophecy? 

 

  1. What promises of God do you need to remind yourself of this season? 

 

  1. What characteristics of God do you see displayed in the resurrection? 

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