(1-4) Walk Thru The Word:  John 20: 1-31  (ESV)

Christ is resurrected & the Stone Is Rolled away!

1Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. 4Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, 7and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’a head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. 8Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10Then the disciples went back to their homes.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic,b “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). 17Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

19On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,c Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Thomas Doubts & Then Touches Jesus

24Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin,d was not with them when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

26Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of This Book

30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

(5) Message map John 20: 1 – 31

Happy Resurrection — He is risen!

“Christ’s resurrection Provides Assurance of our Redemption

(6) John 1: 1-3  (ESV)  Christ The Creator Is incarnated to Become The Central Focus of History & Take Away the sins of the World!

  1. John 1:1-3 Christ the creator is incarnated. (Christ assuming a fleshly, human body and the nature of man; as the Son of God.) Through Him all things come into being. 3All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.
  2. 4 In Him was life, (the essence of God’s self-existent life; both of physical & spiritual, and both present & future) and that life was the light (God’s divine illumination to reveal and impart life, through Christ.) of men.
  3. 12-13But to all who did receive him (actively lay hold of by aggressively (actively) accepting what God offers and makes available, with the emphasis on the volitional assertiveness of the receiver), who believed in his name, he gave the right (the exousia, the authority God gives to His saints to act guided by faith (consistently with His revealed word) to become children of God, 13who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

(7) John 1: 6–29  (ESV) John The Baptist came to bear witness of christ

Like John, we too are to be witnesses that Christ’s is “The true light, which gives light to everyone!” (John 1:9) Our testimony needs to include:

John’s Witness is in John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1: 35-19 The calling of Christ’s disciples demonstrate how God uses our witness of Christ to draw others into the faith, who in turn follow Christ to fulfill the missions He gives each of us. 

ABOUT THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, Matthew Henry says “John lived longest of all the twelve apostles, and was the only one of them that died a natural death.  All the rest suffered martyrdom. Its believe John wrote this gospel at Ephesus, at the request of the ministers of the several churches of Asia, in opposition to the heresy of Corinthus and the Ebionites, who held that our Lord was a mere man. It seems most probable that he wrote it before his banishment onto the isle of Patmos, for there he wrote his Apocalypse, the close of which seems designed for the closing up of the canon of scripture;”

We bear witness to the 5 Attributes of Christ Messianic Position — so Our testimony needs to include:

1) Christ was born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14,  Matt 1:23, Luke 1:34)

2) Christ lived a sinless life.

3) Christ died a substitutionary death.

4) Christ is bodily resurrected 

5) Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

(8) John 20: 1-4  Christ is resurrected & the Stone Is Rolled away!

14 The Stone was rolled uphill and away from the opening of the tomb because …    .

  1. it was a demonstration of angelic power
  2. the soldiers got saved and moved it
  3. the disciples bribed the soldiers to defy Roman penalty of death and move it.
  4. God wanted to let the disciples in to see the empty

(9) John 20: 19 & 26  (ESV)

Fearful disciples did not steal Christs body

At this time, the disciples are in fear behind locked doors!

(10) John 20: 1-4  (ESV)

Our Challenge is to recognize & know the lamb as he reveals himself from genesis to revelation!

The disciples did not quite recognize and doubted it was Jesus in  … 

They could not recognize Christ because he was arrested as a bearded healthy man, and was taken down from it so marred, he was not recognizable.  It’s like having a “lapso-apso” dog when you go to work, and you come home to a mangled Chihuahua. 

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Psalm 22: 14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast; 15my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death  … 18they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.

Isaiah 52: 14As many were astonished at you— his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—

Zech. 12:10 10“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.

Revelation 5: 6 6And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain,

(11) John 20: 23  The Resurrected Christ Calls Us to Ministry

John 1:21   21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”(dispatching you to transmit God’s message). Before we can be sent as God’s tranmitters, we must believe.

8Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; (was persuaded to have faith) 9for as yet they did not understand the scripture, (the, God-breathed, Holy Spirit inspired, inerrant writings of the Bible, comprised of the 66 books of Scripture, 39 in Hebrew, 27 in Greek) that he must rise resurrect from the dead (from being a deceased, lifeless corpse).

Luke 24:28 27And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, (those gifted at expositing divine truth to declare the mind & message of God) He explained to them what was written in all the Scriptures about Himself.

 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

(12) DAN 9: 25  Daniel 70 Weeks explained by Chuck Missler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRFIJDlG_w0

The Triumphal Entry was the only time during Christ’s incarnation on earth that He allowed Himself to be lifted up and treated as an earthly king!  And it was the very day that the angel Gabriel foretold to Daniel in Dan 9:25 that it would occur.  

Daniel: 9: 24-27 24“Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.d 25Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built againe with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. 26And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. 27And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week,g and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”

To understand Daniel’s THE 69 WEEKS of YEARS, we do this math:

(7+62=) 69 weeks x 7 (the number of days in each week) x 360 (days of the Hebrew calendar year) = 173,800 days

Dan 9: 26 = Christ Crucified & Jerusalem Temple Destroyed AD 70

26 Dan 9:25 – And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing.  (with “nothing,” being a reference to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70, as the enemies of God thought, we’ve destroyed what the Hebrews had so they are left with nothing.

To understand Daniel’s 70 WEEKS of YEARS, we do this math …  (7+62=) 69 weeks x 7 (the number of days in each week) x 360 (days of the Hebrew calendar year)  … and thus account for 69 of the 70 weeks.

Dan 9: 26 = The period of time from Christ’s Crucifixion in AD 33 & the destruction of Jerusalem Temple in AD 70.  Dan 9:26, says, “26And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Itsf end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed.”

“Desolation” = the destruction or expulsion of inhabitants — as in Israel is made homeless as a nation, during this interval period! 

This interval period between Dan 9: 26 & 27 is the CHURCH AGE spanning Math 16:18 — Rev 4: 1-5

Between Dan 9: 26 & 27 is the CHURCH AGE, spanning Math 16:18 — Rev 4: 1-5

THE CHRUCH AGE spans — Matthew 16:18 when Jesus tells Peter, “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it — Revelation 4:1-5, when the lampstand/torches of the church (explained in Rev 1:20) are called up to Heaven, symbolized in John’s vision, where the voice like a trumpet calls him up through the open door in Heaven in Rev 4:1). 

The CHURCH AGE includes an INTERVAL PERIOD for Israel which is “desolated and made homeless for much of that time.  Israel became a nation in 1948, perhaps signaling we may be near the end of the Interval period between Daniel 9: 26 & 27.  

Daniel 9:27 points to the time of Revelation chapters 6-19 when “27And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week,g and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.” This means the following: 

(14) John 20: 18 & Matt. 28: 18-20

Our Responsibility is To Respond To Recognize & Report by submitting  to Him and become a witness by reporting what Hes done for us.

Matt. 28: 18-20 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 go (travel, journey, go, along your personal journey and way, die to self and be Christs adherent, which means submit and support His cause,) therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inb the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”…

God’s wants people everywhere to hear these things:

(15) Walk Thru The Word:  John 16: 7-  (ESV) We Respond to The Holy spirit

John 16  7-11 7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

The the work of the Holy Spirit is to 

(16) Walk Thru The Word:

John 3: 16–21  (ESV)

God’s Love Us & Calls Us to Repentance & Salvation

2 Peter 3:9The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

John 3: 16 – 21 16“For God so loved the world,i that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned 19And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

(17) John 16:7 God Provides Us With Every Advantage Through Christ

 7But I tell you the truth, it is for your benefit (advantage, profit, benefit, circumstances” that results in benefit or advancement) that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.…

The Benefits include can be  …

Let’s Pray:

God we thank you for sending Christ to die for our sins, and to be resurrected, which gives us greater certainty of our redemption. 

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