Theme: Act Boldly-Living in the Shadow of
Scripture: Luke 24:36 - 48
Theme Verse: Luke 24:48 "You are witnesses of these things."
Hymn: Beneath the Cross of Jesus, Green
hymnal, p. 107
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
36While they were
still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to
them, "Peace be with you."
startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38He
said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in
your minds? 39Look 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."
40When he had
said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41And
while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he
asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?" 42They
gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and
he took it and ate it in their presence.
44He 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."
45Then he opened
their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46He
told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and
rise from the dead on the third day, 47and
repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to
all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48You
are witnesses of these things.