1. Did Jesus tell His disciples, before the fact, that He would die and rise again three days later?
A. Yes, for example, He did so three times in the Book of Mark. Notice that each time He tells them, He gives them more information than they had before.
1. Mark 8:31 Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection
31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
2. Mark 9:31
31 For He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.”
3. Mark 10:33-34
33 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles; 34 and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.”
2. What very powerful evil spirit entered Judas, after he decided to betray the Lord?
A. John 13:26B, 27. And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27 Now after the piece of bread, SATAN entered him. Then Jesus said to him, “What you do, do quickly.”
3. Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper as they celebrated Passover the night before He died. Where, in the Bible, is the first “type” of this covenant meal?
A. Genesis 14:18-19 18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out BREAD and WINE; he was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said:
“Blessed be Abram of God Most High,
Possessor of heaven and earth;
4. How many trials did Jesus endure?
SIX TRIALS OF JESUS
(1.) Trial before Annas (John 18:12-14; 19:23) Annas was Caiphas father-in-law.
(2.) Trial before Caiphas (Matthew 26:57-68; Mark 14:53-65; Luke 22:54; John 18:24) Caiaphas asked Jesus if He were the Son of God. Jesus answered yes and Caiaphas tore his own clothes.
(3.) Trial before Sanhedrin (Matthew 27:1; Mark 15:1; Luke 22:66-71) After the chief priests consulted with the elders, scribes and whole council, they sent Jesus to Pilate.
(4.) First trial before Pilate (Matthew 27:11-14; Mark 15:1-5; Luke 23:1-7; John 18:28-37). Pilate found no fault in Jesus, then sent Him to Herod.
(5.) Trial before Herod (Luke 23:6-12) Jesus declined to speak to Herod, who had martyred His cousin John.
(6.) Second trial before Pilate (Matthew 27:15-23; Mark 15:6-14; Luke 23:13-22; John 18:39-19:6) Pilate found no reason to crucify Jesus, but gave in to the demands of the chief priests and people.
5. Which one of the eleven remaining apostles was the first to believe Jesus had risen from the dead?
A. The beloved disciple, John. John 20:2, 4, 6, 8
2 Then she(Magdalene) ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”
4 So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first.
6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there,
8 Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and HE SAW AND BELIEVED.
6. Why did Satan and his minions later regret killing Jesus?
Because His death and resurrection gave us the opportunity to become glorious new creatures partaking of Jesus’ eternal life.
I Corinthians 2: 7,8 (AMP)
7 but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom once hidden [from man, but now revealed to us by God, that wisdom] which God predestined before the ages to our glory [to lift us into the glory of His presence]. 8 None of the rulers of this age recognized and understood this wisdom; for if they had, they WOULD NOT HAVE CRUCIFIED the Lord of glory;
7. What is the destiny of those who believe the crucifixion was “foolishness?”
John 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should (1) not perish but (2) have everlasting life.
Answer this question, to see if you are perishing or have eternal life. What is your opinion of the cross?
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is FOOLISHNESS to those who are PERISHING, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
May you and your family be blessed with joy this Resurrection Sunday, and every day of the year!