New Testament
Lesson 27
He Is Not Here, for He Is Risen


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us feel gratitude for the Savior’s Resurrection and the blessings it brings us.

Scripture references for study:  Matthew 28; Luke 24; John 20–21
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Lesson 27 Handout (PDF format)


Resurrection

WHAT IS RESURRECTION?

WHAT BLESSINGS ARE OURS BECAUSE OF JESUS' RESURRECTION?

WHAT ARE YOUR FEELINGS REGARDING THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL DIE AND BE RESURRECTED?

WHY DO YOU THINK IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT THE RESURRECTED LORD APPEAR TO EARTHLY WITNESSES? SINCE WE ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE MUCH ON COMPLETE FAITH, WHY WAS THIS WITNESS SO IMPORTANT?


Witnesses Of The Resurrected Lord

Joseph of Arimathea, probably a member of the Sanhedrin, went to Pilate and requested that he be allowed to take the body of Christ, prepare it, and bury it.

Imagine for a moment the scene amongst the Lord's faithful followers.

READ LUKE 24:1-8. Mary Magdalene and other women learn of the risen Lord.

READ JOHN 20:1-10. Peter and John learn that the Lord is no longer in the tomb.

READ JOHN 20:11-18. Mary Magdalene sees the risen Lord.

"And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not." (Mark 16:10-11)

READ LUKE 24:13-32. On the road to Emmaus.

READ LUKE 24:36-43. Jesus appears to ten of the apostles.

READ JOHN 20:24-29. Doubting Thomas.

WHO ELSE, IN ADDITION TO THOSE MENTIONED THUS FAR, HAVE WITNESSED THE RESURRECTED LORD?

The third appearance of the Savior to his apostles.


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Almost two thousand years ago, a dark and gloomy Sunday morning was made bright when knowledge of the resurrected Jesus was revealed. Despair was changed to hope. Three years of teaching were now infused with power as knowledge of the resurrected Lord spread amongst his faithful followers. Knowledge of the resurrection gives us hope. When we are dark and gloomy we need to reflect on that glorious Sunday morning and give thanks. The atonement and resurrection give us the opportunity to progress forward through the eternities. We can have our families with us forever. We can look forward to the blessings of eternity, if we continue faithful by following the resurrected Lord.

Record your thoughts on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the events discussed in this lesson. What difference does this knowledge make in your life?


Resources Used In This Lesson

Church News.

Conference Reports (CR).

Doctrinal New Testament Commentary by Bruce R. McConkie (DNTC).

Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage.

Mormon Doctrine by Bruce R. McConkie.

Sharing The Gospel With Others by George Albert Smith.

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith selected and arranged by Joseph Fielding Smith.

Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball.


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