Thursday, April 4, 2013

2 of 2 ... Resurrection Sunday ... 3/31/2013

Sunday School Lesson for 3/31/2013. Unit II. Resurrection Hope. Luke 24:13-21; 28-35 (Devotional Reading Luke 24:22-26).

I Corinthians 15 … Time line for different Resurrection appearances of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

I Corinthians 15:1-58 … The Resurrection

Luke 24:13-21; 28-35

Bible Maps …. Biblical Maps …. The distance from Jerusalem to Emmaus … now meditate on walking on foot in this distance which is 7 miles.

Biblical Truths – Teaching … You need to understand Geography & Power in Biblical Times by viewing/using Biblical maps at the time of their dates in history of Study of Scriptures.

Think on two issues … 1. What the two disciples must have felt as they were disappointed and losing hope….. 2. Compare you heart felt emotions/feelings about the death of a loved one to the disciples emotions/feelings concerning Jesus death and Resurrection.

Luke 24:13-16

Verses 13,14 … Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Discourse, News …. (Manners – way …. Genesis 31:35; Judges 1:39 …. Luke 1:9; Acts 6:14, manner means usage in the New Testament)

Verses 15,16 … Jesus Christ/Yeshua ; Appearances of Christ After His Resurrection; On the Day of His Resurrection, To the Two Disciples

Emmaus – a village where the two disciples were walking on the day of Jesus resurrection. When Jesus met them and was evidently recognized by them as Jesus broke bread at supper with them (Luke 24;7-35)…. Emmaus was 7 miles or 60 furlongs from Jerusalem.

The two disciples were talking about what had happened during the Passover weekend (verse 14). The two disciples did not recognize who Jesus was (verse 16. Jesus made more appearances in the following 40 days, including to the 11 disciples (John 20:26-31).

(Mark 16:12-23; John 20:26-31 – Reference from Sunday School Book)

Luke 24:17-31

Verses 17,18 … Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Discourse, News

Verse 18 … Cleopas walked with Jesus to Emmaus, not knowing nor recognized who Jesus was.

Verse 19 … Jesus Christ; Christ’s Reception by Men; Regarded as a Prophet

Verse 20 … Jesus Christ; Christ’s Trial; Christ’s Condemned

Verse 20 … Cleopas remembering how the Jewish leaders sentenced Jesus and crucified Him…. (No man took Jesus’ life, He came to deliver – redeem mankind which would give them eternal life John 3:16).

Verse 21 … Jesus Christ; The Burial & Resurrection of Christ; Incredulity of the Disciples …. Incredulity – unbelieving, doubtful, questioning

Verse 21 … Cleopas told Jesus that the Jewish people had trusted for a Messiah which should redeem Israel.

Verse 21 … Jesus Christ; The Burial & Resurrection of Christ; Incredulity of the Disciples … Incredulity – unbelieving, doubtful, questioning

Luke 24:25-27 … Jesus explains that His Crucifixion, Resurrection was a Divine Plan.

Luke 24:28-35

Verses 28,29 … Civil & Social Life; Manners & Customs; Hospitality, Instances

The two disciples invited Jesus to stay the evening with them.

Verses 30,31,32,33,34,35 …. Jesus Christ; Appearances Of Christ After His Resurrection, To the Two Disciples

Verses 30,31 … As Jesus sat with the two disciples and took bread, blessed it, and then gave it to the two disciples

Verse 31 …. the two disciples eyes were opened and then they recognized who He was and then Jesus vanished out of their sight

Verse 32 … the two disciples hearts burned within them, as Jesus talked with them and explained the Scriptures to them

Verses 33,34 … the two disciples went back to Jerusalem with Good News and told the 11 disciples their encounter on the Walk to Emmaus

(I Corinthians 15:5)

Mankind has experienced time of doubt as well as time of joy and being hopeful.

Let us be like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus and have our hope restored in Jesus Christ to the end, which is heaven-bound.

4 Forms of the Cross …. Crucifixion – Cross

1. Latin
2. St. Andrews
3. St. Anthony
4. Greek

Crucifixion was via of tying or nailing.

Cross means the gospel (Galatians 6:14) or suffering (Ephesians 2:16).

I am reminded of a song … No Cross No Crown.

Scripture & reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Reference Bible, Zondervan Bible Commentary & Reader’s Digest Oxford Complete Wordfinder