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Luke 24:36-53

Key Verse: 24:48


“You are witnesses of these things.”


1.    How did Jesus reveal himself to the Eleven and those with them (36)? How did they react (37,41)? How did Jesus help them believe his bodily resurrection (38-43)? Why is it important for us to believe this (1Co 15:42-44)?


2.    What did Jesus help them to remember (44a; 9:22,44; 17:25; 18:31-33; 22:19-20)? What did Jesus teach them from the Scriptures about himself (44b; Ge 22:18; Isa 53:4,5; Ps 16:8-11)? What is the significance of “must be fulfilled”?


3.    How did Jesus help them to understand the Scriptures (45; 1Co 2:14)? What did Jesus specifically explain that the Messiah fulfilled in Scripture (46)? What is God’s salvation plan for all nations (47)?


4.   Read verse 48. What does it mean to be a witness? What did Jesus promise that would enable them to do this (49)? How are you participating in God’s plan and vision as a witness of Jesus?


5.    What hope does Jesus’ ascension plant in his disciples’ hearts (50-51)? What did the disciples do after this (52-53)?