Preaching Resurrection

After healing the lame man Peter spoke about the resurrection of Jesus to a crowd of about 5000. The number points at Paul's single longest exposition of the subject.

Acts 3:11-4:4

11As he was assisted by Simeon and John all the people ran in astonishment towards them FA to the porch that is called Solomon's. 12When Simeon saw it he said to them, Men of Israel, why are you wondering at this man or why are you looking at us as though by our own power or authority we made this man to walk? 13The god of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, FA the god of our fathers, has glorified his son Joshua, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate when he was determined to let him go. 14You denied the holy one and the righteous and asked a man killer be given to you, 15and killed the prince of life whom god has raised from the house of the dead. We are all his witnesses. 16By belief in his name, this one whom you see and know, he has healed and made strong, FA and belief in him has given to him this health before you all. Acts 3:11-1617Now my brothers I know that you did this through ignorance, just as your leaders did it. 18Those things which god preached before by the mouth of all the prophets, that his anointed would suffer, he has fulfilled. 19Therefore repent and turn that your sins may be blotted out when the times of tranquility will come to you from before the face of the Master, 20and he will send to you one who has been prepared for you, even Joshua the anointed, 21whom the skies must receive until all the things which god has spoken by the mouth of his holy prophets since the world began should be fulfilled. 22For Moses said, The Master will raise up a prophet like me for you from among your brothers, listen to him in all that he will say to you. 23It will come to pass that every person who will not listen to that prophet will be lost from his people. Q Deuteronomy 18:18-19 Acts 3:17-2324All the prophets from Samuel and those who follow after, as many as have spoken and preached, have foretold of these days. 25You are the children of the prophets and of the contract which god made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, By your seed all the relatives of the land will be blessed. Q Genesis 12:3 26It was to you 1st god appointed and sent his son to bless you if you turn and repent from your evils. Acts 3:24-26 1While they were speaking these words to the people the priests and the Sadducees and the leaders of the temple rose up against them 2being infuriated that they taught the people and preached in the anointed about rising from the house of the dead. 3They arrested them and detained them until the next day because evening was near. 4Many who heard the word believed and the number of the men was about 5,000. Acts 4:1-4 (Acts 3:11-4:4 BRB)


5000 = First Corinthians

First Corinthians

FA 1My brothers, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you and which you have accepted and for which you have stood firm, 2and by which you have life if you keep in remembrance that very word which I have preached to you and if your conversion has not been in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:1-23For I delivered to you 1st of all what I had also received, 1|9 that the anointed died for our sins, as it is written, 2|9 4and that he was buried, 3|9 and that he rose again on the 3rd day, as it is written, 4|9 5and that he appeared to Peter, 5|9 and after him to the 12. 6|9 6After that he appeared to more than 500 brothers at once, of whom a great many are still living, though some are dead. 7|9 7After that he appeared to Jacob, 8|9 and after him to all the apostles. 9|9 8But, last of all, he appeared to me also, ignorant and imperfectly trained as I was. 1 Corinthians 15:3-89For I am the least of the apostles, and I am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of god. 10But by the grace of god I am what I am, and his grace that is in me has not been in vain, for I labored more abundantly than all of them, yet not I but the grace of god that is inside me. 11Therefore, whether it were I, or they, so we preached, and so you believed. 1 Corinthians 15:9-1112If it is preached that the anointed rose from the dead, how can some among you say that, There is no life of the dead? 13If there is no life of the dead, then the anointed has also not risen, 14and if the anointed is not risen, then our preaching is in vain and your belief is also in vain. 15We are also found false witnesses of god, because we have testified of god, that he raised up the anointed, when he had not raised him. 16For if the dead do not rise, then neither did the anointed rise. 17If the anointed did not rise, your belief is in vain, and you are yet in your sins, 18and those who have died in the anointed have also perished. 19If in this life only we have hope in the anointed, then we are of all men most miserable. 1 Corinthians 15:12-1920But now we know the anointed is risen from the dead, and become the 1st of those who have died. 21For since by a man was death by a man also was the life of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die even so in the anointed all will be made alive. 23But every man in his own order: The anointed who was 1st afterward those who belong to the anointed at his coming. 24Then will come the end when he will have delivered up the kingdom to god the father when he will have put down all rule, and all authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27For, He has put all things under his feet. Q Psalms 8:6 But, when he said, All things are put under him, it is clear that he who put all things under him is excepted. 28When all things will be subdued to him then the son himself will also be subject to him who put all things under him, so that god may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:20-2829Else what will they do who are baptized for the dead if the dead do not rise at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? 30Why do we continue to stand in danger every hour? 31I affirm by your pride, my brothers, which I have in our master Joshua the anointed, I die daily. 32If, after the manner of men, I were thrown to wild animals at Ephesus, what good would come to me if the dead do not rise? If such is the case, Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die. Q Isaiah 22:13 33Do not be deceived, evil fables corrupt good minds. 34Awake your hearts to righteousness and do not sin, for some do not have the knowledge of god. I say this to your shame. 1 Corinthians 15:29-3435But some of you will say, How are the dead raised up and with what body do they come? 36You foolish man. The seed which you sow does not sprout unless it dies. 37What you sow is not the body that will be, but the bare grain. It may chance to be of wheat, or barley, or some other seed, 38but god gives it a body as it has pleased him, and to every seed its own natural body. 39All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of birds, and another of fish. 40There are also celestial bodies and bodies terrestrial, but the glory of the celestial is one and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41There is one glory of the sun and another glory of the moon and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory. 1 Corinthians 15:35-4142Thus also is the life of the dead. It is sown in corruption it is raised in incorruption. 43It is sown in dishonor it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness it is raised in power. 44It is sown a natural body it is raised a spiritual body. 1 Corinthians 15:42-44There is a natural body and there is a spiritual body. 45Thus it is written, The 1st man, Adam, was made a living soul, Q Genesis 2:7 the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46Yet what is spiritual was not 1st, but what is natural, and afterward what is spiritual. 47The 1st man is from the land the 2nd man is the master from the skies. 48As is the land so also are those that are from the land, and as are the skies so also are those that are from the skies. 49As we have borne the likeness of the land we will also bear the likeness of the skies. 1 Corinthians 15:44-4950This I say my brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of god, neither does corruption inherit incorruption. 51I tell you a mystery. We will not all die, FA but we will all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet, for the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. 53For this perishable must put on the imperishable and this mortal must put on immortality. FA 54When this corruptible will have put on incorruption and this mortal will have put on immortality then will be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. Q Isaiah 25:8 55Death, where is your sting? Grave, where is your victory? Q Hosea 13:14 56The sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to god who has given us the victory through our master Joshua the anointed. 1 Corinthians 15:50-5758Therefore, my brothers and beloved, be steadfast and do not be shaken, but be abounding in all times in the work of the Master as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Master. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (1 Corinthians 15 BRB)