Week 16: Luke 24

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This week Pastor Andrew summarized Luke Chapter 19-23

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As you read this passage, ask God to help you:
Imagine yourself in the narrative and experience this familiar story as if for the first time
notice themes of remembering/recognizing.
Verses 1-12:
Compare Luke’s account with Matt. 28:1-8, Mark 16:1-8 and John 20:1-8. Do the differences in these accounts bother you?
At what point do the women begin to recognize what happened?
What do the women and Peter have in common that the rest of the disciples (v. 9, 11) do not?
Verses 13-35:
How do you explain v. 16?
Why do you suppose “Jesus acted as if he were going farther”?
At what point do the two men recognize their traveling companion?
What do you believe they meant when they asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
Verses 36-53:
How does Jesus reassure them that He’s not a ghost?
Notice commonalities between vs. 6-8, vs. 25-27, and vs. 44-46?
What does Jesus mean in v. 49? (see John 14:16, Acts 1:4) Why would that be necessary?
Have you experienced moments of remembering and recognition, like the women, the two on the road to Emmaus, or the disciples? How do you explain your not knowing before, and your eyes being opened?
“Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your mind?” Is there anything for which you would ask Him to “open your mind” so you could understand?
In what ways have you experienced being “clothed with power from on high”? If you’re not sure, are you willing to ask Him for that?

Luke 23:44-24:12 New International Version (NIV)
The Death of Jesus
44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”[a] When he had said this, he breathed his last.
47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” 48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. 49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
The Burial of Jesus
50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, 51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the kingdom of God. 52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid. 54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
Jesus Has Risen
24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words.
9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.