Lesson 11: A Humanitarian by Giving Us Proof of Christ’s Resurrection

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Study Guide Pages 83-90

More Key Bible Verses

Read 1 Peter 1:3-4.

Peter tells us that we have a living hope because of the resurrection of Jesus.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.

1 Peter 1:3-4

Read and study the following quotes from “A Humanitarian by Giving us the Proof of Christ’s Resurrection” chapter 11 of God—The Ultimate Humanitarian.

The Bible also states Jesus was raised from the dead. “But God raised him from the dead” (Acts 2:24). The phrase “was raised” highlights the Father’s action. It indicates that, by raising Jesus, he had accepted Jesus’ payment for the world’s sins. Jesus’ resurrection was the Father’s stamp of approval on his saving work. At the cross Jesus paid our debt. At Jesus’ empty tomb God gives us our receipt marked “paid in full.” Paul made this very point in Romans 4:25: “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” Justification means acquittal. Jesus was raised because God had acquitted us.

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Because of his resurrection, faith in Jesus is not a leap in the dark. In his great love, God has given us Christ’s resurrection as THE foundational fact on which we can base our faith. For this he deserves our endless worship as the ultimate humanitarian.

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More Questions to Consider

  1. According to 1 Peter 1:3-4 how does the resurrection give us hope?
  2. Think about the word “inheritance.” What does it take for someone to receive an “inheritance?” Why do they receive it? How do they receive it? How does this apply to our heavenly inheritance?
  3. How does our heavenly inheritance impact us in the here and now?
  4. Compare and contrast what took place at the cross with what took place at the tomb. How did Jesus use the two together to accomplish his purposes?
  5. What does it mean that we are “acquitted” before God?” What are the ramifications of this acquittal?

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