Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Luke - Resurrection Hope

Luke 24:9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
Luke 24:10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.

Mary Magdalene and Joanna were mentioned earlier.

Luke 8:2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
Luke 8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

Mary the mother of James and John, who were referred to as the son's of Zebedee.

Luke 24:11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

The disciples were hiding, afraid and without faith. They would not even receive the witness of Mary Magdalene.

Luke 24:12 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.

John in his gospel, said that he was there too. Peter was first to go in. He wondered at what had happened, perhaps thinking, is Jesus risen as he said? Could I yet be forgiven? Is there hope for me in this resurrection. Yes, there is hope for Peter and all who trust in Jesus. The resurrection is the evidence.

1 Pet 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Pet 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
1 Pet 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

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