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  1. Luke 24:12 (KJV) 12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass. John 20:6-8 (KJV) 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. The peculiarity of this situation is that Jesus seemed to have just floated out of His clothes; folded them neatly and placed them on a shelf while the body cover remained on the tomb.
  2. * Jesus was dead and buried *The disciples were not prepared for Jesus' death. They were overcome with confusin. *The tomb was found on Easter morning to be empty. But this within itself did'nt inspire faith. Mary thought the body was stolen. *The disciples encountered a number of experiences which they took to be appearences of Jesus risen fromthe dead. *The disciples proclaimed the resurrection of Jesus in Jerusalem, near where He had beeen buried.
  3. There are several differences and similarities in the Gospels's account of Christs' Ressurection. Because they vary slightly in detail does not make them questionable. When comparing Matthew to Mark we find that Matthew has the angel coming before the mary(ies) and removing the stone (Matthew 28:2 compare to Mark16:5) while Mark says that the rock was already moved and that the angel was inside. Luke 24:1-44 says that when the two mary(ies) entered the tomb it was empty and then they were started by two men in dazzling attire; to which they fell to their knees in fear. John 20:1-29 says that Mary Magdelen came in the dark pf pre-morning at which time she ran into Simon Peter. They say two brilliantly dressed angels sitting on the boulder. Based on the agreements between the similarities I venture to say that the differences arrive from the grief and stress of the situation. Mayhap the people that they say ourside the tomb were actual guards (I realize that they were fear-stricken guards but I believe that some of them thought post better than the alternative) who went into hiding until Jesus hads left the tomb. THIS IS ACTUALLY QUESTION ONE BUT I COULD NOT CUT IT AND MOVE IT TO QUESTION ONE. SORRY!
  4. Jesus' enemies had recalled at His trial His explanation of His third-day resurrection. Jesus continued to speak of Jonah and his three-days in the whales belly. Although lost to his discipiles Jesus' enemies knew exactly what He meant; prompting them to place a security force around the mouth of His tomb to prevent His "escaping!"
  5. I am the Resurrection and the Life: I believe what Jesus is conveying to Martha is that He, Jesus, was not only Himself Resurrected to life but that He will be responsible for the Resurrection and Life at His second coming. Perhaps she is unaware of His position, or confused so Jesus is giving her peace.
  6. According to Scripture: John 5:29 and come out--those who have done good things, to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked things, to the rescurrection of judgement. Acts 24:15 And I have hope in God, which these men themselves also accept, that there is going to be a resurrection, both of the righteous and the unrighteous. Holman Christian Standard Bible
  7. David quiets his inner-soul by not concerning himself with the matters that are beyond his comprehension or out of his reach. He is not proud but is humble and grateful for the things that he has as he relies on hope to quiet his soul.
  8. Q3. Why do we equate blessing with a lack of crisis in our lives? What are the effects of crises on our faith? How do they help us grow in our faith? Why do they sometimes destroy our faith? Blessings are said to be abundant and that we are in God's favor when our lives are without turbulence. However, when turmoil enters our life it is very easy to say that God is not watching over us and that we are no longer in His favor nor is He blessing us, thus weakening our faith. Blessings are meant for us to grow as are crisis and challenges. We need to understand that faith is important at all levels of life and not just when things are going our way.
  9. Q2. (Genesis 48) Why does Jacob cross his hands when blessing Ephraim and Manasseh? Why does Joseph try to stop him? In what sense are Jacob
  10. Q1. (Genesis 37:31-35) What does bringing the blood-stained robe to Jacob say about these sons
  11. Q1. (Psalm 150) What does this psalm teach us about praise? Where should praise occur? With what should praise be conducted? Who should praise? What does this psalm make you feel like after reading it out loud? Praise is being sincerely and deeply thankful for and/or satisfied in lauding a superior quality or great act(s) of the object...in this case directed toward God. The praise is to take place in the holy places and in Heaven. Praise should be conducted with musical instruments and voice. Everyone who is breathing should praise the Lord. After reading this Psalm I feel the greatness of God and I humble myself before Him.
  12. Q3. (Psalm 133) What about this short psalm seems to attract you? Why is "dwelling together in unity" so difficult? What kinds of commitments does unity require of us? How do the principles of unity and purity seem to conflict with each other? Why are reconciliation and unity such high values in Jesus' teaching, do you think? I like this Psalm as it promotes and emphasizes unity and does so in such a picturesque manner. I love peace and unity and unfortunately it is difficult to find today as complications arise when people are intolerant to other's ideas and beliefs and resist unless one is willing to switch to their mode of thinking. Reconciliation and unity merit such high values in Jesus' teachings because we are to love on another, a concept lost when we distant ourselves from one another for whatever reason. Its important that we fix this problem and once again become brothers and sisters in Christ.
  13. Q2. What happened when the Israelites disobeyed God and intermarried with the Canaanites? Why do you think God commanded them not to intermarry? Was this racial or spiritual or both? Why are Christians to marry
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