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July 28: Luke 24:35-53


Start by finding a quiet spot to study, and be sure to have a notebook/journal and a pen. Then ask God for guidance and focus as the Holy Spirit works on your heart through this special time with Him.

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Today's Passage: Luke 24:35-53 (NLT)

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

35 Then the two from Emmaus told their story of how Jesus had appeared to them as they were walking along the road, and how they had recognized him as he was breaking the bread. 36 And just as they were telling about it, Jesus himself was suddenly standing there among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. 37 But the whole group was startled and frightened, thinking they were seeing a ghost!

38 “Why are you frightened?” he asked. “Why are your hearts filled with doubt? 39 Look at my hands. Look at my feet. You can see that it’s really me. Touch me and make sure that I am not a ghost, because ghosts don’t have bodies, as you see that I do.” 40 As he spoke, he showed them his hands and his feet.

41 Still they stood there in disbelief, filled with joy and wonder. Then he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he ate it as they watched.

44 Then he said, “When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. 46 And he said, “Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day. 47 It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations,beginning in Jerusalem: ‘There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.’ 48 You are witnesses of all these things.

49 “And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”

The Ascension

50 Then Jesus led them to Bethany, and lifting his hands to heaven, he blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven. 52 So they worshiped him and then returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy. 53 And they spent all of their time in the Temple, praising God.

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The more you study definitely the more you learn. I guess I knew the basic stuff of the Bible and the story of Jesus but for some reason I missed this whole part where he came back and walked amount the disciples agin after death. Truly amazing!! I can’t even being to think of what this would have been like. I’m thinking I’m in modern terms its how after his death he walks with us in life.

Lord, please walk with us daily and help us to keep our faith and study your word. Amen
When Jesus said, “Peace be with you” to the disciples it was different. This was a common greeting in Jesus’ day so it wasn’t the first time the disciples had heard Jesus say this. But because of the work Jesus had done on the cross and through his resurrection a new order of peace had been established – Peace between God and humanity. Sin and death had been dealt with and defeated.
Jesus brought peace to those who believe and repent in a way that no one else could. Sin ruled our lives with a cruel grip. As a result, we were separated from our Creator. Jesus broke the grip and rescued us from our separation from God. Now, we know him as our Father.
Father, thank you for rescuing me from sin and death. I could not rescue myself, it had to be you. I am forever grateful for your love for me. Thank for the peace I have in you.

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