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98: Resurrection Truth / Biblical Truth

May 15, 2009

Major Text: Matthew 22:23-33

Harmony Texts:

Matt. 22:23-33      Mark 12:18-22      Luke 20:27-40

Outline:

  1. The Sadducee’s Question Matt. 22:23-28
  2. Jesus’ Rebuke and Answer Matt. 22:29-30
  3. Jesus Corrects the Sadducee’s Theology Matt. 22:31-33

Context/Discussion/Comments:

The Sadducees raise a hypothetical question about a woman who marries a man with six brothers. She outlives her first husband and the remaining brothers who, in turn, married her in accordance with their law. Their question is “Who is she married to in the resurrection?” This is ironic because the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection of the dead.

Jesus publicly rebukes them for their lack of knowledge concerning the Scriptures. These people were Jewish leaders, teachers, Rabbi’s, members of the Sanhedrin and were self-proclaimed students of Scripture. Jesus goes on to explain that marriage is for now and is not for the resurrection. Interestingly, this question is raised right after Jesus had told them a parable about the great marriage banquet in heaven. Paul teaches us that the Church [those who believe in Jesus as Savior and Lord] is the Bride of Christ. Our intimacy with our spouse on earth is transformed to intimacy with Christ in heaven for all who put their faith and trust in Him.

Jesus continues to show the Sadducees their error concerning Scripture by quoting Moses who wrote in Exodus 3:6 that God came to him and said “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”. He said “I am” and not “I was”. Jesus says this is proof that there is a resurrection.

Lessons/Applications:

  1. The resurrection is true. Eternal life is real. The believer is married to Christ in the resurrection. We become like Him; righteous, without sin, eternal, and no longer mortal.
  2. Questioning the claims of Christianity is OK. But it is just as important to accept those claims when verified. The Sadducees refused to accept Scripture, God’s Word, or the eye-witness accounts of Jesus’ resurrection and that of Moses and Elijah at Jesus’ Transfiguration. The Word of God is verifiable. Accept it as Truth. You can trust your life with it; your eternal life.
  3. God’s Word is true. Jesus’ words are true. The Word is clear, forthright, simple, straightforward, understandable, and authoritative. Jesus trusted the Word of God and used it to validate His teaching. Believe it. It will answer all your questions concerning life.

Biblical Truth corrects Error.

Read it; Believe it; Study it; Memorize it.

Hide it in your Heart!

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