Bible Chapter: Luke 24

Mentored by Jesus to Mentor Others: Part 1

Think about it: Where would you be if you did not have others wiser and more experienced who came alongside to encourage and help you navigate the challenging waters of life, work, and leadership?

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When in Doubt, Still Follow Jesus

The Gospel of Luke teaches us that, no matter what, it’s good to follow Jesus.

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The Post-Credits Teaser

The Gospel of Luke ends with a kind of “post-credits scene,” a teaser that hooks you for the next of Luke’s productions, the Acts of the Apostles.

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The Promise of Power

Jesus told his first disciples they would be sent out to preach the good news of his death and resurrection. But before they started, they needed to wait for power from on high.

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The Greatest Bible Study Ever

After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to his disciples several times. In one of these meetings, he led what we might call “the greatest Bible study ever.”

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Why It Matters that Jesus Was Not a Ghost

The physical resurrection of Jesus reinforces the value of the physical world. That which God created as very good continues to have eternal value.

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Not a Fish Tale

When we’re struggling to believe God or to discern God’s guidance, God often gives us hints or signs, evidence of God’s presence, love, and wisdom. Sometimes God can speak to us even through a fish!

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Not a Ghost Story

When Jesus first appeared to his disciples as he rose from the dead, they were terrified, fearing that he was a ghost.

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Hearts: From Slow to Burning

When we know that God is teaching us, and when we learn new truths, our hearts move from slow to burning.

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How Jesus Makes Himself Known, Part 2

There’s something about sharing food and conversation that opens us to deeper relationships with other people and with Jesus.

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How Jesus Makes Himself Known, Part 1

When the resurrected Jesus joined two of his disciples for dinner, they had no idea who he was. But when he broke the bread and handed it to them, at that moment they recognized Jesus.

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The Necessity of the Cross

As Jesus walked along with two of his disciples after his resurrection, he explained to them how the Hebrew scriptures informed and guided his messianic work.

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The Curious Puzzles of the Road to Emmaus

The beloved story of “The Road to Emmaus” includes several curious puzzles. One of the most perplexing is why the two disciples of Jesus who were walking on the road failed to recognize the risen Jesus when he appeared to them.

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Women as Witnesses to the Resurrection:
Another Striking Implication

The centrality of women in the resurrection stories gives us a dramatic picture of God using women for a crucial and wonderful aspect of his revelatory work.

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Women as Witnesses to the Resurrection: A Striking Implication

The gospel stories of Jesus’s resurrection have some surprising features, in addition to the most obvious surprise. One of these surprises has to do with the prominent role of women as witnesses to the resurrection.

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