Fear and Doubt in the Resurrection (John 20:19-31)

Date: 4/11/2021
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The Seven Signs + One: The New Creation
1. New Creation Breaks In at Wedding: Water into wine (2:1-11)
    2. Stopping Death with a Word: Prevents death of king’s man’s son (4:46ff)
        3. Life of the World: True Sabbath - Paralyzed (38 years) at Bethesda pool (5:2-9) (sin no more)
            4. The New Exodus: Bread of Life - Loaves (6:1-14) + Crossing the Sea (6:19)
        5. Light of the World: Blind (born) cleansed at Siloam pool on Sabbath (9:1-7) (not his sin)
    6. Calling Forth Life with a Word: Delays/death, then raises Lazarus (11:1-44)
7. New Adam: Water & blood on the cross (19:34-35)
+ 8. New Adam/Gardener: The resurrection (20:1-29) “First Day” (8th Day)

OUTLINE:

Peace vs Fear

Faith vs Doubt

NOTES:
Order of the Events of the Resurrection
Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome start for the tomb, Lk 23:55-24:1?They find the stone rolled away, Lk 24:2-9?Mary Magdalene goes to tell the disciples, Jn 20:1-2?Mary, the mother of James, draws near and sees the angel, Mt 28:1-2?She goes back to meet the other women following with spices?Meanwhile Peter and John arrive, look in and depart, Jn 20:3-10?Mary Magdalene returns weeping, sees two angels, then Jesus, Jn 20:11-18?The risen Christ bids her tell the disciples, Jn 20:17-18?Mary (mother of James) meanwhile returns with the women, Lk 24:1-4?They return and see the two angels, Lk 24:5; Mk 16:5?They also hear the angel's message, Mt 28:6-8?On their way to find the disciples, they are met by the risen Christ, Mt 28:9-10

Post-resurrection Appearances
To Mary Magdalene Jn 20:14-18; Mk 16:9?To the women returning from the tomb Mt 28:8-10?To Peter later in the day Lk 24:34; 1 Cor 15:5?To the disciples going to Emmaus in the evening Lk 24:13-31?To the apostles (except Thomas) Lk 24:36-45; Jn 20-19-24?To the apostles a week later (Thomas present) Jn 20:24-29?In Galilee to the seven by the Lake of Tiberias Jn 21:1-23?In Galilee on a mountain to the apostles and 500 believers 1 Cor 15:6?At Jerusalem and Bethany again to James 1 Cor 15:7?At Olivet and the ascension Acts 1:3-12?To Paul near Damascus Acts 9:3-6; 1 Cor 15:8?To Stephen outside Jerusalem Acts 7:55?To Paul in the temple Acts 22:17-21; 23:11?To John on Patmos Rev 1:10-19
Merril F. Unger, The New Unger's Bible Handbook, Revised by Gary N. Larson, Moody Press, Chicago, 1984, pp. 397-398.

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more