1 Corinthians 15:5-8
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:…
I. THE FACT.
1. Not elsewhere recorded.
2. Must have been well known.
3. Was widely published when it could easily have been disproved.
4. Was never disputed.
II. ITS IMPORTANCE.
1. The witnesses of the resurrection were sufficiently numerous and diverse in point of intelligence, etc., to supply the severest test of its reality.
2. To afford ample means of investigation.
3. To satisfy the most persistent unbelief.
III. ITS LESSONS.
1. Christ is the living Redeemer.
2. Reveals Himself to many or few.
3. Manifests Himself to His own as He does not unto the world.
4. Shall finally be revealed when every eye shall see Him.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
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