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The resurrection of Jesus according to Matthew



THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS ACCORDING TO MATTHEW
After the Sabbath, getting towards the early morning of the first day, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to the tomb.

There was a great earthquake prior to their arrival and an angel of the Lord had come down from heaven and had rolled the stone from the door of the sepulcher and had sat upon it. The appearance of the angel was like lightning and his dress was as white as snow. At his coming, the guards fainted.

The angel told the women not to fear. He said he knew the women were looking for Jesus who was crucified. Then he informed them that Jesus had risen as he had said while he was alive.

He invited the women to come and see where Jesus had laid and quickly go and tell the disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead. The angel told them that Jesus had gone ahead of them to Galilee and that they shall meet him in Galilee.

The women left the tomb quickly with fear, mixed with joy. They run to tell the disciples. On the way, Jesus met them and greeted them. They worshiped him. Jesus told them not to be afraid but rather go and tell the disciples to go ahead to Galilee where they shall meet him.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
1. One significant thing about this account is that the fact that it tries to tell the living that anybody who dies in the Lord shall resurrect on the last day.
2. The story is also significant because it shows that there is hope for those who profess the Christian faith.
3. The account also gives an assurance to Christians that the God they worship is a living God.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
1. a. Narrate the story of the resurrection and appearance of Jesus to the women in the gospel of    Matthew.
    b. In which three ways is the significance of the resurrection to Christians?
2. a. Give an account of the resurrection of Jesus according to Matthew.
    b. What three lessons can be learned from the resurrection story by Matthew?



OBJECTIVE QUESTION AND ANSWERS ON THE RESURRECTION APPEARANCES OF JESUS
Test One
1.         Why do you seek the living among the dead? This statement was made by the
a.         Angel of the Lord
b.         Apostles of Jesus Christ
c.         Guards at the tomb
d.         Women who went to the tomb

2.         Who among the disciples did Jesus appear to on his way to Emmaus?
a.         Peter
b.         Barnabas
c.         Cleopas
d.         Simon of Cyrene

3.         “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there these days? This question was asked on the way to
a.         Galilee
b.         Mount Olivet
c.         Emmaus
d.         Bethany

4.         Cleopas and his friends recognized the resurrected Christ by the
a.         Way He broke the bread
b.         Way He spoke to them
c.         References Jesus made to the kingdom of God
d.         References Jesus made to the Old Testament

5.         Which of the following groups, according to Mathew, bribed the guards to tell lies about the resurrection of Jesus?
a.         Sadducees
b.         Sanhedrin.
c.         Scribes
d.         Chief Priest

6.         “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” Jesus said these words after
a.         The resurrection
b.         Calling the twelve apostles.
c.         Healing the Gerasene demoniac.
d.         Sending the seventy disciples.

7.         According to Luke, the resurrection appearance lasted for
a.         20 days
b.         30 days
c.         40 days
d.         50 days 

8.         The greatest proof of the resurrection story of Jesus was the
a.         Report of the guard of the tomb.
b.         Empty tomb
c.         Message of the woman
d.         Revelation by the angels.

9.         The disciples of Jesus believed that he rose from the death because
a.         The sepulcher was empty
b.         He appeared to them
c.         The women told them
d.         There was an earthquake

10.       According to Luke, the risen Christ first appeared to
a.         Andrew and John
b.         Peter and James
c.         Paul and Barnabas
d.         The two men on the way to Emmaus

11.       When the guards reported the incident of the empty tomb, the Jewish authorities asked them to say that
a.         Jesus disciples had stolen the body
b.         The claim of the resurrection was false
c.         Jesus had truly risen and gone to Galilee
d.         Nobody should believe the disciples

12.       “Oh foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken” Was said by Jesus to the
a.         Disciples after He had stilled the storm
b.         The two men travelling to Emmaus
c.         The high Priest and counselling members during his trial
d.         The disciples when He met them in Galilee after the resurrection.

Answers to the objective questions above>>

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