MBS075 The Resurrection of the Messiah

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THE RESURRECTION OF THE MESSIAH

By Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. THE HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTION

A. The Dawning of Resurrection Day

B. The Opening of the Tomb

C. The Arrival of the Women

D. The Reports of the Women

E. The First Appearance: Mary Magdalene

F. The Second Appearance: The Women

G. The Report of the Guard

H. The Third Appearance: The Two Disciples on the Emmaus Road

I. The Fourth Appearance: Peter

J. The Fifth Appearance: The Ten

1. The First Final Commission

a. The Giving of an Authoritative Ministry

b. The Receiving of the Holy Spirit

c. The Extension of Apostolic Authority

2. Thomas’ Affirmation of the Messiah’s Resurrection

K. The Sixth Appearance: The Eleven

L. The Seventh Appearance: The Seven

1. The Apostles’ Return to Fishing

2. The Re-calling of the Apostles

3. The Commissioning of Peter

M. The Eighth Appearance: The Five Hundred

1. The Appearance to the Five Hundred

2. The Second Final Commission

a. The Delegation of Authority

b. The Commission Itself

(1) Preaching

(2) Baptizing

(3) Teaching

c. Those Who Believe Will be Saved

d. There Will be Signs Within the Body of Believers

e. The Messiah’s Presence to the End of the Age

N. The Ninth Appearance: James

O. The Tenth Appearance: The Eleven Apostles

1. The Teaching About Messianic Prophecy

2. The Teaching About the Kingdom Program

3. The Third Final Commission

a. To Wait for Coming of the Holy Spirit

b. To Preach the Gospel

II. THE THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS, RESULTS, AND SIGNIFICANCES OF THE RESURRECTION

A. The Old Testament Foreview

1. In Typology

2. In Prophecy

B. The Fact of the Resurrection

C. The Theories of the Resurrection

1. The Conspiracy to Lie Theory

2. The Stolen Body Theory

3. The Swoon Theory

4. The Wrong Tomb Theory

5. The Spirit Theory

6. The Hallucination Theory

7. The Wild Animal Theory

D. The Proof of the Resurrection

1. The Empty Tomb

2. The Varied Eyewitness Accounts

3. The Post-Resurrection Appearances

4. The Transformation of People Who Knew Him

5. The New Testament

6. The Existence of the Church

E. The Agent of the Resurrection

F. The Reasons for the Resurrection

G. The Nature of the Resurrection Body

H. The Importance of the Resurrection

I. The Significance of the Resurrection

1. The Significance to Christ

2. The Significance to All Men

3. The Significance to Old Testament Saints

4. The Significance to Believers

He is not here; for he is risen, even as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples, He is risen from the dead; and lo, he goes before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

Matthew 28:6–7