Archive for April, 2013

Ascension. Part-One.

Time to leave.

Jesus had been on the earth for forty days after his resurrection from the dead and had been seen by over five hundred people and his disciples. But it was now time for him to return to the father. He had to go, because only by his going could the promised Holy Spirit be poured out on the new believers and the new dispensation of the Way.

Mark 16:19-20,  Luke 24:50-53,  Act 1:9-11.

The road to Emmaus. Part-Two.

From Moses.

Jesus is walking with them along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus and He starts to explain to them, starting with Moses all the events of who the Messiah was and what the scriptures (Tanakh/Old Testament) had to say about Him. Luke 24:25-27.

This shows us how we so easily can forget what we claim to know about God and also misinterpret the signs that are right in front of us.

They listened intently to this stranger unaware of who he was. As evening came he was about to leave them, but they invited him to stay with them. Mark 16:12-16.

The road to Emmaus. Part-One.

‘Witnesses.

Jesus has now arisen from the dead and He has started to appear to his followers. He appears to two of them returning home to Emmaus from Jerusalem and walks with them. We soon discover that they are very much aware of the great events that have happened in Jerusalem over the last few days, but they have failed to grasp the significance of who Jesus in. Luke 24:13-35,  Matthew 16:12-13.

This is the problems that we continue to have today, as we maintain the traditions of religion based on keeping things, rather than having a faith and personal relationship with Jesus.

These two men hoped for the deliverance of Israel from the Roman occupation and only saw Jesus as a great prophet. Luke 24: 19, 21.

Easter. Part-Four.

The Resurrection.

On the third day after Jesus was buried He arose from the dead, overcoming death. But this was done for us who have placed our faith in His death and resurrection. For no one will be saved, unless they confess Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour.

Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42.

Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-10, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-10.

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