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)


Peace vs Fear

Faith vs Doubt

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