36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?39 Look 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.”
40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
44 He 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.”
45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
- What is happening in these verses?
- What “feelings” are on display?
- How do the feelings change from the beginning of the passage to the end?
- What cause the change in feelings?
- What kind of freedom is created?
- How can you explain the change from bondage to freedom?
- Have you ever experienced this change? Explain.
- What was the number one faulty belief that the disciples had about Jesus before He arrived amongst them?
- What was a faulty belief they had about their futures before this?
- What freedom did they find once they understood what Jesus was doing with the Kingdom?