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April 8 2007 Luke 24:1-49
The study of Luke 24 will help those who reject
Jesus Christ. It will show them objective ,
historical for accepting the reality of the
resurrection of Jesus. This lesson also will help
those who through fear of rejection do not witness
to other of their faith in Christ. Those who do not
witness through fear of being viewed as self-
righteous or judgmental also will find
encouragement in this lesson.
This lesson examines the account of Christ’s
resurrection in Luke 24. This chapter concludes
with Christ’s command to His disciples to bear
witness to His resurrection and forgiveness of
sins through Him.
1. Listen Up! (Luke 24:1-6a
Luke 24:1 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. 24:2 They found the
stone rolled away from the tomb, 24:3 but when they
entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
24:4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly
two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood
beside them. 24:5 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? 24:6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember
how he told you,
First day of the week. Sunday began by Jewish
time at sundown on Saturday. Spices could then
be bought (Mk 16:1), and they were ready to set
out early the next day. When the women started out,
it was dark (John 20:1), and by the time they arrived
at the tomb, it was still early dawn (Mt 28:1; Mk
16:2). Resurrection appearances event date Matt.
Mark Luke John Acts1 Cor At the empty tomb outside
Jerusalem —Early Sunday morning (Mt 28:1-10; Mk
16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-9) To Mary Magdalene
at the tomb —Early Sunday morning (Mk 16:9-11; John
20:11-18) To two travelers on the road to Emmaus —
Sunday at midday (Luke 24:13-32) To Peter in
Jerusalem —During the day on Sunday (Luke 24:34;
1Co 15:5) To the ten disciples in the upper room —
Sunday evening (Mk 16:14; Luke 24:36-43; John 20:
19-25) To the eleven disciples in the upper room —
One week later (John 20:26-31; 1Co 15:5) To seven
disciples fishing on the Sea of Galilee —One day at
daybreak (John 21:1-23) To eleven disciples on the
mountain in Galilee —Some time later (Mt 28:16-20;
Mk 16:15-18) To more than 500 —Some time later
(1Co 15:6 To James) —Some time later (1Co 15:7)
At the Ascension on the Mt. of Olives Forty days after
the resurrection (Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:3-8).
The stone rolled away. A tomb’s entrance was
ordinarily closed to keep vandals and animals from
disturbing the bodies. This stone, however, had been
sealed by Roman authority for a different reason
( Mt 27:62-66).
Two men. They looked like men, but their clothes
were remarkable (Luke 9:29; Acts 1:10; 10:30). Other
reports referring to them call them angels (Luke 24:23;
John 20:12). Although Matthew speaks of one angel (not
two, Mt 28:2) and Mark of a young man in white (Mk 16:5),
this is not strange because frequently only the
spokesman is noted and an accompanying figure is not
mentioned. Words and posture (seated, John 20:12;
standing, Luke 24:4) often change in the course of events,
so these variations are not necessarily contradictory.
They are merely evidence of independent accounts.
While. . . In Galilee. Jesus had predicted his death and
resurrection on a number of occasions (9:22), but the
disciples failed to comprehend or accept what he was
2. Look Here! (LUke 24:36-43)
Luke 24:36 While they were still talking about this,
Jesus himself stood among them and said to them,
“Peace be with you.” 24:37 They were startled and
frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 24:38 He said
to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts
rise in your minds? 24:39 Look at my hands and my
feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does
not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” 24:40
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and
feet. 24:41 And while they still did not believe it
because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do
you have anything here to eat?” 24:42 They gave him
a piece of broiled fish, 24:43 and he took it and ate it
in their presence.
Jesus Himself stood among them. Behind locked
doors (John 20:19), indicating that his body was of
a different order. It was the glorified body of the
resurrection (Mk 16:12). Peace be with you. The
traditional greeting, now given new significance
by the resurrection. My hands and My feet. Indicating
that Jesus’ feet as well as his hands were nailed to
the cross ( Mk 15:24; John 20:20,27). A piece of
broiled fish. Demonstrating that he had a physical
body that could consume food.
3. Be Transformed! (Luke 24:44-47)
Luke 24:44 He said to them, “This is what I told you
while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled
that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the
Prophets and the Psalms.” 24:45 Then he opened their
minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 24:46
He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will
suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 24:47
and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached
in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Law of Moses , The prophets and the Psalms. The
three parts of the Hebrew OT (Psalms was the first
book of the third section, called the Writings),
indicating that Christ (the Messiah) was foretold in
the whole OT. Opened their minds. By explaining the
OT Scriptures (Luke 24: 27).
Suffer. . . Rise from the dead. . . Third day. The OT
depicts the Messiah as one who would suffer (Ps 22;
Isa 53) and rise from the dead on the third day
(Ps 16:9-11; Isa 53:10-11; compare John 1:17 with
Mt 12:40). Repentance and forgiveness of Sins. Acts
5:31; 10:43; 13:38; 26:18. The prediction of Christ’s
death and resurrection (Luke 24:46) is joined with the
essence of man’s response (repentance) and the
resulting benefit (forgiveness; Isa 49:6; Acts
13:47; 26:22-23). Beginning at Jerusalem. (Acts 1:8).
4. Go and Tell! (Luke 24:48-49)
Luke 24:48 You are witnesses of these things. 24:49 I am
going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in
the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
What my father has promised. (Joel 2:28-29). The reference
is to the coming power of the Spirit, fulfilled in (Acts 2:4).
Bethany. A village on the Mount of Olives (Luke19:29;
The Gospels report Jesus taught His disciples the Old
Testament prophecies of His life , death , and resurrection.
Isaiah’s Suffering Servant prophecies were central to Jesus’
teaching about Himself. The suffering Servant prophecy of
(Isaiah 52:13-53:12) is reflected in Jesus’ statement in
(Matthew 20:28). This prophecy speaks of the death of God’s
Servant (Isa.53:8-9) for our sins (Luke 24:4-6,9) and implies
His resurrection (Luke 24:10-11). Jesus also used the
Servant prophecy of (Isaiah 42:1-4)in (Matt.12:18-21).
Jesus referred to Jonah’s three days and nights in the large
fish as emblematic of His resurrection after three days in
the grave (Matt. 12:39-41). He referred to the Son of Man in
(Daniel7:13-14) at His trial before the Sanhedrin (Matt26:64).
This prophecy speaks of the exaltation of the Son of Man,
Jesus’ favorite way of speaking of Himself. No doubt many
other Old Testament passages mentioned in Acts and the
Epistles also go back to Jesus ‘ teaching.