Goodwill Baptist Church | Midweek – Bible Study | April 15, 2020
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Three of the four Gospels give us accounts of more than half a dozen appearances of Jesus after his resurrection. Mark’s Gospel ends with the women fleeing the empty tomb and telling no one because they were afraid.
All the Gospels but Luke tells about Jesus appearing to the women on Easter morning. Luke, on the other hand, tells about Jesus’ appearance with two disciples on the road to Emmaus. John describes two appearances, one to the disciples when Thomas was absent, and another when Thomas was present.
Mark tells about Jesus appearing to the Eleven as they sat at table, and John describes the appearance of Jesus to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. Jesus’ final appearance includes the commissioning of the disciples in Matthew and the ascension in Mark and Luke.
The cumulative effect of these accounts is the presentation of a truly resurrected and glorified Jesus and a community of disciples struggling to come to grips with the new reality of a Jesus who “has been raised” but “is not here.”
Please read/explore the following scriptures and answer the questions below:
(John 20:19-31; Luke 24:13-48; Matthew 28:16-20: Mark 16:7)
- What did Jesus do after the resurrection?
- How many times Jesus appeared after his resurrection?
- Who saw Jesus after resurrection?
- What did Jesus say to his disciples after resurrection?
- What did Jesus do for 40 days?