Sunday, March 31, 2024

JESUS appears before His disciples


John 14:27

King James Version

27 Peace I leave with you, 

my peace I give unto you: 

not as the world giveth, give I unto you. 

Let not your heart be troubled, 

neither let it be afraid.

We know what happened after JESUS died.

We also know how the LORD's burial was.

Similarly, we know what happened when He was resurrected.

We know He spoke to Mary Magdalene.

And she told His apostles JESUS was risen.

How did JESUS show up before His apostles?

How did they react upon seeing Him alive?

What did He tell His disciples?

The four gospels tell us more:

Matthew 28:9-15

King James Version

9 And as they went to tell his disciples, 


Jesus met them, saying, 

All hail. 

And they came and held him by the feet, 

and worshipped him.

10 Then said Jesus unto them, 

Be not afraid: 

go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee

and there shall they see me.

11 Now when they were going, 

behold, some of the watch came into the city, 

and shewed unto the chief priests 

all the things that were done.

12 And when they were assembled with the elders, 

and had taken counsel, 

they gave large money unto the soldiers,

13 Saying, Say ye, 

His disciples came by night, 

and stole him away while we slept.

14 And if this come to the governor's ears, 

we will persuade him, and secure you.

15 So they took the money, 

and did as they were taught: 

and this saying is commonly reported 

among the Jews until this day.

Mark 16:11-14

King James Version

11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, 

and had been seen of her, believed not.

12 After that he appeared in another form 

unto two of them, as they walked,

 and went into the country.

13 And they went and told it unto the residue: 

neither believed they them.

14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven 

as they sat at meat, 

and upbraided them with their unbelief 

and hardness of heart, 

because they believed not them 

which had seen him after he was risen.

Luke 24:11-45

King James Version

11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, 

and they believed them not.

12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; 

and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes 

laid by themselves, and departed, 

wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

13 And, behold, 

two of them went that same day 

to a village called Emmaus

which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.

14 And they talked together of all these things 

which had happened.

15 And it came to pass, 

that, while they communed together and reasoned, 

Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

16 But their eyes were holden 

that they should not know him.

17 And he said unto them, 

What manner of communications are these 

that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas

answering said unto him, 

Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, 

and hast not known the things 

which are come to pass there in these days?

19 And he said unto them, What things? 

And they said unto him, 

Concerning Jesus of Nazareth

which was a prophet mighty in deed and word 

before God and all the people:

20 And how the chief priests and our rulers 

delivered him to be condemned to death, 

and have crucified him.

21 But we trusted that it had been he 

which should have redeemed Israel: 

and beside all this, to day is the third day 

since these things were done.

22 Yea, and certain women also of our company 

made us astonished, 

which were early at the sepulchre;

23 And when they found not his body, 

they came, saying, 

that they had also seen a vision of angels, 

which said that he was alive.

24 And certain of them which were with us 

went to the sepulchre, 

and found it even so as the women had said: 

but him they saw not.

25 Then he said unto them,

O fools, and slow of heart to believe 

all that the prophets have spoken:

26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, 

and to enter into his glory?

27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, 

he expounded unto them in all the scriptures 

the things concerning himself.

28 And they drew nigh unto the village, 

whither they went: 

and he made as though he would have gone further.

29 But they constrained him, saying, 

Abide with us: 

for it is toward evening, 

and the day is far spent. 

And he went in to tarry with them.

30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, 

he took bread, and blessed it, and brake,

 and gave to them.

31 And their eyes were opened, 

and they knew him; 

and he vanished out of their sight.

32 And they said one to another, 

Did not our heart burn within us, 

while he talked with us by the way, 

and while he opened to us the scriptures?

33 And they rose up the same hour, 

and returned to Jerusalem

and found the eleven gathered together, 

and them that were with them,

34 Saying, 

The Lord is risen indeed, 

and hath appeared to Simon.

35 And they told what things were done in the way, 

and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

36 And as they thus spake, 

Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, 

and saith unto them, 

Peace be unto you.

37 But they were terrified and affrighted, 

and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

38 And he said unto them, 

Why are ye troubled? 

and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

39 Behold my hands and my feet, 

that it is I myself: 

handle me, and see; 

for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, 

as ye see me have.

40 And when he had thus spoken, 

he shewed them his hands and his feet.

41 And while they yet believed not for joy, 

and wondered, he said unto them, 

Have ye here any meat?

42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, 

and of an honeycomb.

43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

44 And he said unto them, 

These are the words which I spake unto you, 

while I was yet with you, 

that all things must be fulfilled, 

which were written in the law of Moses, 

and in the prophets, and in the psalms, 

concerning me.

45 Then opened he their understanding, 

that they might understand the scriptures,

John 20:19-31

King James Version

19 Then the same day at evening, 

being the first day of the week, 

when the doors were shut where the disciples 

were assembled for fear of the Jews, 

came Jesus and stood in the midst, 

and saith unto them, 

Peace be unto you.

20 And when he had so said, 

he shewed unto them his hands and his side. 

Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

21 Then said Jesus to them again, 

Peace be unto you: 

as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, 

and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

23 Whose soever sins ye remit, 

they are remitted unto them; 

and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, 

was not with them when Jesus came.

25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, 

We have seen the Lord. 

But he said unto them, 

Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, 

and put my finger into the print of the nails, 

and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

26 And after eight days again his disciples were within,

 and Thomas with them: 

then came Jesus, 

the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, 

and said, Peace be unto you.

27 Then saith he to Thomas, 

Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; 

and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: 

and be not faithless, but believing.

28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, 

My Lord and my God.

29 Jesus saith unto him, 

Thomas, because thou hast seen me,

thou hast believed: 

blessed are they that have not seen, 

and yet have believed.

30 And many other signs truly did Jesus 

in the presence of his disciples, 

which are not written in this book:

31 But these are written, 

that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ

the Son of God

and that believing ye might have life 

through his name.

Before He ascended to heaven, JESUS left instructions to His apostles.

And that's for the next post.

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