Promises Fulfilled

Posted by Karah

PAUSE

Close your eyes and meditate on what Jesus did for you. Thank Him for enduring the cross and ask Him to help you understand more about His love.

“He is not here, but He has been resurrected! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day?’”
—Luke 24:6-7

Read Luke 24:1-8 in your Bible and think through these questions.
• Why did the women go to the tomb?
• Summarize the angels’ message to the women in verses 5-7.
• Luke’s account of resurrection morning emphasizes that the events of Jesus’ death and resurrection fulfilled His prophecies. Luke recorded three times that Jesus predicted His betrayal, death, and resurrection.

Describe each of the predictions in your journal based on these verses: Luke 9:22, Luke 9:44, Luke 18:32-33.
• Jesus clearly articulated to His disciples how His life would end. Why do you think they were still surprised when His prophecies came true?

RESPOND

Instead of finding Jesus’ body, the women found an empty tomb. This caught them off-guard, but signified the truth of Jesus’ words about His resurrection. The empty tomb meant that He was no longer dead, but alive forever.
• Think about the words alive forever in the statement above. What does it mean to you personally that Jesus is alive forever? Journal your thoughts.
• Have you ever doubted that God would fulfill His promises? Honestly confess your struggle to Him and ask God to help you trust Him no matter what.
• If you have not trusted Jesus as Savior, talk to your parents or your Trailstones leader about the Gospel.

BEHIND THE STORY

Resurrection is a word many modern Christians take for granted because we read about it in the Bible and celebrate it each year at Easter. But to the disciples, resurrection was a foreign term. Resurrection comes from the Greek word egeiro, which means “to rise”. The Gospel writers used this same word when Jesus restored the dead to life. In this instance, God restored Jesus’ life.

MEMORY VERSE

Hum the tune of your favorite song. Now, sing Matthew 28:8 to that same tune. Use this song to help you memorize this verse for the week.

THE POINT

Jesus fulfilled His promise that He would be betrayed, crucified, and rise again on the third day.


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