042119 The Scriptures Must Be Fulfilled

The Scriptures Must Be Fulfilled Contrary to all the disciple's expectations, after his brutal crucifixion and burial, Jesus walked out of the tomb victorious on Sunday morning. And when He appeared to his disciples, Jesus did not leave them guessing as to why He had to be betrayed, die and be resurrected. Rather, He instructed them, that all these things had to take place to fulfill the Scriptures. In what was no doubt a fascinating conversation, Jesus demonstrated that all of the Old Testament pointed to him and his triumph over sin and death.

CG questions:

 

What would your response have been, hearing from the women early that Sunday morning that the tomb was empty?
Why, as the angel said, did the Son of Man have to be ‘delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise’?
What is significant about Luke naming the women at the tomb?
How does the slowness of the disciples to believe in the resurrection actually affirm the reality of the resurrection?
What does the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms represent?
Verse 45 says Jesus opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. What does this mean? Does this still happen today? If so, how does it happen today?
What is the mission of the church? Where does this mission come from?
What does Christ’s resurrection mean for those who trust in him?