Using a foolish question, the Sadducees try to disprove the resurrection of the dead. Jesus proves it true instead.

Scripture: Matthew 22:23-33

ESV Text: Matthew 22:23-33


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 22

     23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 27 And last of all the woman died also. 28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. 31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 188:
Hallelujah! Jesus Lives

— Organ Audio

1. Halleluia! Jesus Lives! 
He is now the Living One; 
From the gloomy house of death 
Forth the Conqueror has gone, 
Bright Forerunner to the skies 
Of His people, yet to rise. 

2. Jesus lives! Let all rejoice; 
Praise Him, ransomed ones of earth. 
Praise Him in a nobler song, 
Cherubim of heavenly birth. 
Praise the Victor-King, whose sway 
Sin and death and hell obey. 

3. Jesus lives! Why weepest thou? 
Why that sad and frequent sigh? 
He who died our Brother here 
Lives our Brother still on high, 
Lives forever to bestow 
Blessings on His Church below. 

4. Jesus lives! And thus, my soul, 
Life eternal waits for thee; 
Joined to Him, thy living Head, 
Where He is, thou, too, shalt be; 
With Himself, at His right hand, 
Victor over death shalt stand. 

5. Jesus lives! To Him my heart 
Draws with ever new delight. 
Earthly vanities, depart, 
Hinder not my heavenward flight. 
Let this spirit ever rise 
To its magnet in the skies. 

6. Halleluja, angels, sing! 
Join us in our hymn of praise, 
Let your chorus swell the strain 
Which our feebler voices raise: 
Glory to our God above 
And on earth His peace and love! 



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