Lesson 27: “He Is Not Here, for He Is Risen”

New Testament Class Member Study Guide, (1997), 16


  • Why is it important to know that Jesus has risen from the dead? What impact does this news have on mankind? What impact does it have on you?

  • The resurrected Lord showed himself to seven of his Apostles as they were fishing and miraculously provided them with a large amount of fish (John 21:4–7). After they had eaten, what did Jesus ask Peter and the other Apostles to do? (See John 21:15–17.) How can we feed the Lord’s sheep?

  • What was John’s reason for writing down some of the things that the resurrected Jesus said and did? (See John 20:30–31.) How have you benefited from studying the scriptural accounts of Jesus’ Resurrection?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Have a family member put a glove on his or her hand and move his or her fingers. Explain that the glove represents our bodies and the hand represents our spirits. A spirit combined with a body makes a living person. Have the family member remove the glove. Explain that when we die, our spirits will separate from our bodies. Then our bodies will be dead, but our spirits will still be alive. Have the family member put the glove back on his or her hand. Explain that resurrection is the reuniting of the spirit with the body. When we are resurrected, we will never die or be subject to sickness again. Testify that because of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, all people will be resurrected. (This object lesson is an adaptation of a presentation by Elder Boyd K. Packer [in Conference Report, Apr. 1973, 79–80; or Ensign, July 1973, 51, 53].)

As part of this family discussion, you may want to sing together “He Is Risen!” (Hymns, no. 199) or “Did Jesus Really Live Again?” (Children’s Songbook, 64).