Mark Lamprecht

Thinking theologically about faith, culture, and politics.

When the Bible Speaks of the Resurrection Jesus Speaks


hen the Bible speaks, Jesus speaks. In fact, depending on which translation you use, a Bible search for the phrase “Jesus said” turns up as many as 158 times. I do not know of any other places other than the Bible where Jesus’ words and teachings were recorded, especially, by those who were his close followers. When the Bible speaks, Jesus speaks.

Of course, Jesus also left us with his teaching that the “Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms” wrote of him (Lk 24:44). More importantly, Jesus’ speaking about his own death and resurrection is recorded several times in Scripture (Matt 16:21; 17:22-23). Later, the Apostle Paul writes of the foundational importance of Jesus’ resurrection even noting there were 500 witnesses (1 Cor 15).

Finally, we can say when the Bible speaks of the resurrection, Jesus speaks. There is no reason to set the Bible against Jesus’ or his resurrection in any form or fashion. We cannot really get a full picture of Jesus without going to the Bible which, in turn, points back to Jesus. Therefore, we can have confidence in the Bible in both the Old Testament as Jesus did, and the New Testament which records Jesus’ life and teachings.

Grace and peace,


About Mark Lamprecht

As a Christian minister, Mark’s vision is to equip and encourage others to live a more fully engaged life using biblical principles through writing, speaking, and teaching. He is the founder of Pulpit Supply Preachers ministry and available for pulpit supply himself. He lives in Metro-Atlanta with his wife, a daughter close-by, and a house full of rescued dogs. Read more...

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