Posts Tagged ‘Disciples’

Promised Return. Part-One.

The Ascension.

When Jesus ascended, after forty day on the earth after His resurrection from the dead He promised He would return. Jesus is returning for us who believe, to take us home to Heaven. He told His Disciples that he was going to prepare mansions.

It is the world who are only afraid of the Lords return.

John 14:1-3,   Acts 1:7-11,  1 Corinthians 15:52,  2 Peter 3:10.

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He has Arisen. Part-Two.

Witnesses.

The amazing fact about the resurrection of Jesus was that well over five-hundred people saw Him. From His own Disciples and followers to Romans soldiers and strangers going about their daily lives.

The Romans recorded these reports methodically, wither they believed them or not. Jesus would spend forty days on earth, before he ascended back into Heaven with the promise of His final return.

Matthew 28:16,  Mark 16:12-16, Luke 24:13-49, John 2019-29, Acts 1:3-8, 1 Corinthians 15:5-7.

Old Testament References to fulfilled Prophecy, Psalm 16:1-11, Psalm 22, Isaiah 52:13-53:12.

Doing a Good Turn.

An Example.

Would yo put yourself out for another person, a neighbour, a friend, a stranger, your family? In some of these cases you probably would, unless you are to mean.

Jesus left us an example of washing feet, for us to continue. There have been many takes on it since, by various ‘Churches. Some modern adaptions are the polishing of shoes, but I like the original one.

It is a hard place to take off the shoes of your friend, even harder their socks or stockings. Feet can be really smelly, sweaty and may have bunnions and other nasty sores. Then you have to wash them! Jesus did it as a gesture to His Disciples, because they had travelled three years with Him and now He was leaving them fir the Cross/stake.

John 13:3-14.

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