The resurrection of Jesus Christ

Acts Bible Background

07.06.2016 – New Testament: Acts 13.34–37

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 13.24–52 on July 6, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

As Paul spoke to some Jews in a synagogue, he naturally used the Scriptures, the Book of Psalms, to speak to them of Jesus and of His resurrection, because God fully expected centuries ahead of time, for the people to kill Jesus, but then Jesus would come back from the dead,

“And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, He has spoken thus:

‘I will give you the sure mercies of David.’

Therefore He also says in another Psalm:

‘You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption.’

For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption; but He whom God raised up saw no corruption” (Acts 13.34–37). 

By this declaration, Paul demonstrated that Jesus supersedes David in greatness. Can you think of anyone who surpasses Jesus in greatness?


  • What do you believe about Jesus?
  • Who do you believe He is?

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