Why is the resurrection of Jesus important?  What is the theological significance of the resurrection? 

How (and why) does the resurrection of Jesus give us assurance of salvation?

How does the resurrection of Jesus insure our regeneration, and the new life that we walk in as followers of Jesus?

What does the resurrection tell us about the sovereignty of God?  Why is that important?

Why is it significant that the people that discovered the empty tomb were women?

Jesus had told his followers about his impending death and resurrection multiple times (9:22, 18:32-33).  With that being the case, why do you think that his followers were so surprised by it?  And so slow to believe?  

What are some ways that the resurrection of Jesus is relevant for us today?  How does it affect our lives as Christians?