The Lamb of God Is Resurrected

Read Ezekiel 37:1-14 with Matthew 28:1-15

The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ began his exaltation by the Father. Matthew shows the supernatural witness given to the resurrection with the earthquake and angelic presence announcing the glorious event. The stone was rolled away, not for Christ to come out, but to show he had already risen, and the tomb was empty. Jesus’ resurrection has secured our justification, our surety of redemption and our comfort in life and death.

The Covenant of Grace -Resurrection

Read Genesis 22:1-19

Once more the LORD confirms the everlasting Covenant of grace with, and through, Abraham; this time through the command to offer up his only son, Isaac. Twice the New Testament references this scene, testifying to the justifying faith of Abraham, in which he rested in the hope of the Gospel - resurrection from the dead.

The Resurrection of the Body

Read 1Corinthians 15:35-58

This confession of the creed expresses the gospel hope, which is we look for the resurrection glory of the body. Job, Abraham and all the saints through the ages were not content with the knowledge that in death our souls went to be with our God; they looked earnestly for the day of resurrection glory when the soul would be reunited with the immortal incorruptible body. Our new covenant head, Jesus Christ, was the first-fruits of this glory.