Jesus Appears to His Disciples

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Jesus appears to his disciples (24:3649)
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(24:36) "While the two were telling them Appearances to individuals and then
this, suddenly the Lord himself stood group.
among them and said to them, `Peace be Peace is often associated with
with you.' salvation.
(24: 3739)"They were terrified, thinking Initial failure to recognise him and an
that they were seeing a ghost. But he said expectation that any appearance
to them, `Why are you alarmed? Why are would be nonphysical.
these doubts coming up in your minds? Jesus questions imply there are no
Look at my hands and my feet, and see grounds for the fear or doubt in their
that it is I myself. Feel me, and you will hearts.
know, for a ghost doesn't have flesh and Emphasis on his physical reality. Use
bones, as you can see I have." of senses to see and touch which
confirms bodily resurrection. Jesus is
both tangible and visible.
(24:4043)"He said this and showed them Their disbelief is from joywhich will
his hands and his feet. They still could not soon be `great joy' as the reality of
believe, they were so full of joy and Jesus' resurrection sinks in.
wonder, so he asked them, `Have you They had a reaction to Docetism
anything here to eat?" They have him a (denial that Jesus had a real body).
piece of cooked fish, which he took and When Jesus asks for something to
ate in their presence." eat, it is the 2nd piece of evidence
that he is physically alive.
(24:44)"Then he said to them, `These are Jesus now teaches that he is the
the very things I told you about while I subject of past prophecies and
was still with you: everything written future mission of the disciples.
about me in the Law of Moses, the These are Jesus' last wordsfarewell
writings of the prophets, and the Psalms discourses which are important.
had to come true." He refers to his previous teaching,
the necessity of fulfilment of all that

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