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160 Character Summary
Gods not dead, He is surely alive! God raised Jesus, just like Jesus said He would. Real, alive, and in those who receive Him. Want life change? -Luke 24
Jesus is not found in the tomb, at first the thought is that His body was stolen. 2 angels appear reminding Jesus people that God has raised Him from the dead. Jesus then appears before two of his disciples telling them that they are slow to believe. Then He appears at the house, showing them that it really is Him by eating food in front of them. He reveals the scriptures to them so they can understand, and tells them to stay in the house until they have been clothed with power fron on high.
What Can We Learn from This?
- We are Slow (v25-26): Just like the disciples, we are very slow to believe. Too often we don’t accept what God Himself says, because it does not fit with our own understanding. We want to understand things our way, not Gods way. The disciples were with Jesus, saw His miracles, and when we breathed His last on the cross, they apparently felt confused:
He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus. - v19-24
- Jesus is Real (v36-43): Jesus appears to His disciples offering them a word of peace because they freak out, not believing their eyes, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? (v39)“. Jesus shows them His hands and feet, showing them that He is not a ghost. To further prove to them that He is real, because they still did not believe “And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement (v41)“, He asked them for food and ate it right there in front of them.
- Compassion (v44-49): Jesus realizes that this is a mind blow for them, so we breaks everything down for them, and reminds them of all of His teachings, the prophets, so they will begin to understand. Now that they have seen what Jesus said to be real, and now He is raised from the dead, they see everything in a brand new light, it becomes no longer just words spoken, but real to them. Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures (v45).
is simply that we open ourselves us, to receive Jesus, and let the Holy Spirit work inside of us, to reveal amazing things, because we are doubters. I pray that we have the same ah ha! moment as the disciples did, realizing that “Gods not dead, He is surely alive!” and He is living on the inside, ROARING like a lion.