FOCUS TEXT: John 20:19-31

BACKGROUND SCRIPTURES: Job 19:25-27; Luke 24:36-43; I Corinthians 15:1-58

DEVOTIONAL READING: I Corinthians 15:12-20

KEY VERSE: These are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name (John 20:31).

CENTRAL TRUTH: The resurrection is the heart of the Christian faith.

OBJECTIVE: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to give at least three proofs of the resurrection of Christ.

I. Assurance for Disciples (John 20:19-23)
II. Assurance for a Doubter (John 20:24-29)
III. Assurance for All Believers (John 20:30, 31)