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Resurrection of Jesus

TEXT: Matthew 28:1-20

The chief priests and Pharisees of Matthew 27:62-66 have sent Pilate's soldiers to watch the tomb of Jesus. Despite that, Jesus was resurrected on the other side of the stone that blocked the entrance to His tomb as the guards stood watch, and there was nothing the Roman guards, scribes or Pharisees could do to stop that resurrection.

The question about the resurrection

TEXT: Matthew 22:13-33

Q&A Round No. 2

Sadduccees, who don't believe in the resurrection of the dead, angels or even that there is a spirit in man, now approach Jesus to ask Him about what will happen in a hypothetical case involving the resurrection.

So, their tale begins. A woman marries a man who has seven brothers, he dies and they are childless. Mosaic law says she must marry his brother so they can have a child. The second brother marries her and they have no kids … all the way to the last brother. Still, the woman is childless. The Sadducees want to know whose wife she will be in the resurrection.

The parable of the marriage feast

TEXT: Matthew 22:1-14

This is the last parable Jesus told the priests and scribes. The theme is the same as found in the "Wicked husbandmen" found earlier in this book.

God's original plan was to create a spiritual marriage between His Son and Israel to cement the covenant relationship established with Abraham. It would have been the ultimate union of the Creator and His chosen people. Israel would have then become the bride of Christ.

The wicked husbandmen

TEXT: Matthew 21:33-46

This is the second of three parables delivered to the temple's chief priests and scribes who attached themselves to Jesus since his triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

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