Luke 24: Who Has Risen?
Verse of the Day: V6 “He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,”
1. Risen (V1-7)
V4 “And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:”
Jesus’ disciples went to Jesus’ grave to offer spices for His body, and discovered that the stone covering the grave had been rolled away, and His body was missing from the grave. They were curious as to where Jesus’ body was, until two angels told them that Jesus had risen from the dead, as Jesus had earlier prophesied to them when He was in Galilee.
V6 “He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,”
2. Remembered (V8-35)
V8 “And they remembered his words,”
Jesus’ disciples remembered Jesus’ words that He would be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day He rose again conquering death. They then quickly left the grave and went to the rest of the disciples, and told them of Jesus’ words, and His resurrection from the dead. Finally all the disciples believed in Jesus’ words that He was truly the Son of God, and had power over death. Those who truly believe in Jesus, though we shall eventually die, yet our souls shall never perish in the fiery pits of hell, but we shall have everlasting life with Him in the portals of heaven.
V9 “And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.”
3. Repentance (V36-53)
V46 “And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:”
Indeed, Jesus came to this earth to suffer and die on the cruel cross, and shed His precious blood for the sins of the world, that whosoever believes in Him, and repent his sins, shall have everlasting life with Him in heaven. Jesus commands all who believes and receives Him as their personal Saviour to preach His Gospel, which is His death, burial, resurrection and His return again to judge the world, to all the people of the world.
V47 “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, I believe that You are the Son of God, and have risen from the dead.