Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 112, April 22 - Luke 24

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And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead?
He is not here, but has risen. 

How often we look for Jesus in things that are dead... (or maybe it's just me)

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  1. Luke 24
    Jesus Comes Back to Life—
    5b-8 “Why are you looking among the dead for the living one?
    He’s not here. He has been brought back to life! Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee. He said, ‘The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful people, be crucified, and come back to life on the third day.’” Then the women remembered what Jesus had told them.

    Jesus Appears to Disciples on a Road to Emmaus
    13-16 On the same day, two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village called Emmaus. It was about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking to each other about everything that had happened. While they were talking, Jesus approached them and began walking with them. Although they saw him, they didn’t recognize him.
    19-21 “What happened?” he asked. They said to him, “We were discussing what happened to Jesus from Nazareth. He was a powerful prophet in what he did and said in the sight of God and all the people. Our chief priests and rulers had him condemned to death and crucified. We were hoping that he was the one who would free Israel. What’s more, this is now the third day since everything happened.

    Jesus Appears to the Apostles
    44 Then he said to them, “These are the words I spoke to you while I was still with you. I told you that everything written about me in Moses’ Teachings, the Prophets, and the Psalms had to come true.”
    45-48 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. He said to them, “Scripture says that the Messiah would suffer and that he would come back to life on the third day. Scripture also says that by the authority of Jesus people must be told to turn to God and change the way they think and act so that their sins will be forgiven. This must be told to people from all nations, beginning in the city of Jerusalem. You are witnesses to these things.

    49 “I’m sending you what my Father promised. Wait here in the city until you receive power from heaven.”
    50-52 Then Jesus took them to a place near Bethany. There he raised his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken to heaven. The disciples worshiped him and were overjoyed as they went back to Jerusalem.