The Message of the Resurrection

The Message of the Resurrection

Christ Is Risen!

by Paul Beasley-Murray

The Message of the Resurrection
  • Length: 269 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: January 25, 2001
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2401-4
  • Item Code: 2401
  • Case Quantity: 36

A basic tenet of Christian faith is the fact of Jesus' bodily resurrection. But does Easter preaching inspire spiritual renewal or only rational assent? Does the fact obscure the splendor, and does the argument eclipse the new world that dawned with the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Paul Beasley-Murray aims to restore your awe and amazement at the resurrection. And as he connects the dots between a wide range of New Testament texts that offer witness to the resurrection, Beasley-Murray sketches the larger contours of God's story of creation and re-creation. The resurrection of Jesus emerges as much more than a point on which to pin apologetic arguments; rather it is the anchor and axis of God's redemptive work. Here, in all its grittiness and glory, is introduced the event that will change you and your world forever.

Companions to the Bible Speaks Today commentaries, the volumes of the Bible Speaks Today Bible Themes Series highlight the message of key biblical texts in support of various facets of Christian belief. Rooted in Christian heritage and conversant with contemporary culture, this series provides a rich resource for preaching, teaching and spiritual growth.


General Preface


Chief Abbreviations



1. The Witness of Mark to the Resurrection
1. The Empty Tomb - Mark 16:1-8
2. Jesus Appears to His Disciples - Mark 16:9-20

2. The Witness of Matthew to the Resurrection
1. The Empty Tomb - Matthew 28:1-10
2. The Report of the Guard - Matthew 28:11-15
3. Jesus Appears to His Disciples - Matthew 28:16-20

3. The Witness of Luke to the Resurrection
1. The Empty Tomb - Luke 24:1-12
2. Jesus Appears on the Road to Emmaus - Luke 24:13-35
3. Jesus Appears to His Disciples - Luke 24:36-43
4. Jesus Instructs His Disciples - Luke 24:44-49

4. The Witness of John to the Resurrection
1. The Empty Tomb - John 20:1-10
2. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene - John 20:11-18
3. Jesus Appears to His Disciples - John 20:19-23
4. Jesus Appears to Thomas - John 20:24-29
5. Jesus Appears to Seven of His Disciples - John 21:1-14
6. Jesus and Peter - John 21:15-25

5. The Witness of Paul to the Resurrection
1. The Resurrection of Jesus - 1 Cor. 15:1-11
2. The Resurrection of the Dead - 1 Cor 15:12-34
3. The Resurrection of the Body - 1 Cor 15:35-58
4. Resurrection - Present and Future - 2 Cor 4:7--5:10
5. The Resurrection Life - Col 3:1--4
6. The Resurrection Hope - 1 Thess 4:13-18

6. The Witness of Peter and His Friends to the Resurrection
1. Preaching the Resurrection in Jerusalem - Acts 2:22-32
2. Preaching the Resurrection in Athena - Acts 17:16-21, 30-32
3. A Resurrection Benediction - Heb 13:20-21
4. Resurrection Joy - 1 Pet 1:3-9
5. A Vision of the Risen Lord - Rev 1:9-18
6. A Vision of Life Around the Throne - Rev 7:9-17
7. A Vision of Life in the New City - Rev 21:1-5

7. The Witness of Other Voices to the Resurrection
1. The Risen Jesus Is Lord - Rom 10:9
2. The Risen Jesus Is Lord of All - Phil 2:9-11
3. The Risen Jesus Is Lord of the World - Col 1:15-20
4. Jesus, Risen, Ascended and Glorified - 1 Tim 3:16b

8. The Witness of Theologians to the Resurrection
1. Doubts Raised
2. Faith Affirmed
3. Responding to the Inconceivable


Study Guide

Beasley-Murray is senior minister at a thriving Baptist church in southern England. A graduate of Cambridge University, he later earned his doctorate in New Testament studies at Manchester University. He has served as a missionary in Congo (Zaire) and as principal of Spurgeon's College in London.