Love Lesson
Love Lesson 34: by turtle

The simple fact is the story of Christ death on the cross did not stop there as we all would think.
But simple fact is He rose again on the third day and had victory over death.

Lesson is taken from Chapter 20

John 20:1-31 KJV The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark,
unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.  2  Then she runneth, and
cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They
have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.  3  
Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.  4  So they ran both
together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.  5  And he
stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.  6  Then cometh
Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,  7  And the
napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place
by itself.  8  Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw,
and believed.  9  For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.  
10  Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.  11  But Mary stood without at the
sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,  12  And
seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of
Jesus had lain.  13  And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them,
Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.  14  And
when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was
Jesus.  15  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing
him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast
laid him, and I will take him away.  16  Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith
unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.  17  Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not
yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father,
and your Father; and to my God, and your God.  18  Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples
that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.  19  Then the same day
at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were
assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be
unto you.  20  And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were
the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.  21  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto
you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.  22  And when he had said this, he breathed
on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:  23  Whose soever sins ye remit, they
are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.  24  But Thomas, one
of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.  25  The other disciples
therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his
hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into
his side, I will not believe.  26  And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas
with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto
you.  27  Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach
hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.  28  And Thomas
answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.  29  Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because
thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.  
30  And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in
this book:  31  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;
and that believing ye might have life through his name.


!. Who found the tomb empty and what was the reaction?
2. Who was the first to find Christ alive?
3. What does it mean for us that Christ rose again on the third day?
4. Does it mean we will all have victory in the end?

1. Who found the tomb empty and what was the reaction?
Mary Magdalene fount the tomb empty and ran to to tell Simon Peter and the other disciples
because she didn't know where Jesus' body had been taken and they returned to the tomb with her
to find only the scraps of linen that had bound Jesus' wounds.
2. Who was the first to find Christ alive?
Mary was crying at the tomb when she saw two angels and they asked her why she was crying. As
she was explaining she looked and saw Jesus standing there and He asked why she was crying.
Not realising who He was and thinking He was the gardener she asked if He knew where they had
taken Jesus' body. Jesus called by her name "Mary" and she called to Him in Aramaic, "Rabboni!"
(which means Teacher).
3. What does it mean for us that Christ rose again on the third day?
Christ's resurrection means that we are given the gift of life after death, like Jesus, if we believe
and follow in His footsteps obeying God's word.
4. Does it mean we will all have victory in the end?
We WILL have victory if we give our lives to God and love and believe in Him and live our lives
obeying and living His word.
Name Aussiegirl1945 Date 4/7/2006 LESSON AND ANSWERS
I think that Aussiegirl has answered the questions quite well. I would just like to commment on the
fourth question that -----
If a person surrenders their life and all to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour then that person will
have their name written in the Book of Life and receive eternal life. We need not fear death, but
have the assurance that we will one day be on the new earth and new heaven with God at the
center and His Son sitting at his right hand. Praise God if you have received him as Lord and
Saviour; but, surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ if you do not have that assurance. YOUR
Name revrwc3unitedstates

What I love about studying the cross is what happened after Christ died He did not stay in the
tomb. He is alive forever more.  Some people would love to discredit the fact Christ arose
physically and spiritually from the tomb. But when you take away the fact Christ arose you loose
all hope of everlasting life and Christ return. Simple fact there were witnesses to the fact Christ
arose. They did not just see him but they touched him. Christ wasn’t a Ghost He was physically
alive again in the flesh. One day we too will have that victory.

Mary seen the empty tomb went immediately to tell Peter. How this must of upset the disciples.
Peter and the disciples goes to check out the tomb and Mary returns with them. All the disciples
leave greatly upset at what they seen.  But Mary linger at the tomb. And Jesus her Lord appears to
her. Not only did he appear to Mary but also to the other disciples.

1 Corinthians 15:4-6
4  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
5  And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6  After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part
remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

Paul and apostle of Christ testified also of what the disciples said concerning the resurrection of
Jesus. Now only is it testified in the gospels of Christ resurrection but through out all the new
testament books. It is a testimony to us Christ did not stay in the grave.  And because of this
simple truth we are:

Colossians 2:11-15
11  In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the
body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the
operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
13  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened
together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and
took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over
them in it.

When we choose to believe the gospel message of Christ death and resurrection and accept what
Christ did on the cross for our sins. God circumcises our hearts  and forgives us of all our sin.  He
literal wipes away all our sin. He purifies us. For this very reason we should be willing to live for
Him who died for us.

Romans 12:1-2
1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that
ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Many Christian before us have been willing to give their life up for Christ. They went through
suffering and persecution so we might know the Gospel of Jesus. Are you willing to sacrifice your
life for spreading the gospel of Jesus. To give your life back to the one who created you. Way you
do this is yield to Him and learn to follow His direction no matter what the cost of friends, wealth
and pursuit of your own desires.  Putting Christ first in all things. This doesn’t mean you have to
necessarily quit your job and go into the ministry. It simple means you put God ahead of all things
in your life. If you have things that would not be pleasing to God such as sin you turn away from
it.  Cast what ever stands between you and God aside. Put Him first then your family, friends and
neighbors and then yourself last.  Today we live in a generation that has those rules backwards.  
Yourself often comes ahead of everything including family. And God sometimes never gets into
the picture. God loves us and desires good things for us but we need to learn to trust and put him
before everything. Just like He did for us. He did not have to show His love for us by sending His
Son to die for us.  But simple fact is he did He loved us that much. Do you love Him enough to
put him first. If you do then you will one day have victory of eternal life with Him.