Re:Verse passage – Mark 3:31-35 (day seven)
This passage is one of the greatest proofs of the resurrection of Jesus found in Scripture. Help me connect these dots:
“Your brothers are outside looking for You.” Mark 3:32
“For not even His brothers were believing in Him.” John 7:5
“James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.” James 1:1
How does James (presumed to be James the brother of Jesus) go from thinking his brother is insane to calling himself a “servant” to his “Lord Jesus.” Extra-biblical sources tell us that James goes on to become the leader of the church in Jerusalem and eventually a martyr for Christ. How is this possible if just a few weeks before Jesus died, James didn’t believe? Something extraordinary must have happened to prove to James that Jesus is Lord.
Answer: The Resurrection! If Jesus hadn’t returned from the dead, do you really think his non-believeing brother would go to his death claiming that Christ is risen?!
He is risen indeed!