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Chapter 22: The Resurrection. Jesus’ Resurrection Ordinarily, the bodies of crucified criminals would be dumped in a public burial ground. Ordinarily,

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1 Chapter 22: The Resurrection

2 Jesus’ Resurrection Ordinarily, the bodies of crucified criminals would be dumped in a public burial ground. Ordinarily, the bodies of crucified criminals would be dumped in a public burial ground. One of Jesus’ wealthy followers, Joseph of Arimathea, was bold enough to risk his position in the Sanhedrin by asking Pilate for Jesus’ body. One of Jesus’ wealthy followers, Joseph of Arimathea, was bold enough to risk his position in the Sanhedrin by asking Pilate for Jesus’ body. Joseph was rich man, and the tomb donated was worthy of a royal burial. Joseph was rich man, and the tomb donated was worthy of a royal burial. Meanwhile, the chief priests were still afraid of what the followers of Jesus might do so they asked Pilate to post a Roman guard at the tomb to make sure no one would come and steal the body but Pilate refused and told them to get their own. Meanwhile, the chief priests were still afraid of what the followers of Jesus might do so they asked Pilate to post a Roman guard at the tomb to make sure no one would come and steal the body but Pilate refused and told them to get their own.

3 The Women Who Met The Risen Lord Jesus has been buried so hastily that there had not been time to embalm his body correctly. Jesus has been buried so hastily that there had not been time to embalm his body correctly. When the Sabbath was over, some of the women who had followed Jesus decided to do this one last honor for their beloved master. When the Sabbath was over, some of the women who had followed Jesus decided to do this one last honor for their beloved master. When the women had reached the tomb of Jesus they saw that the stone was rolled back; for it was very large, and upon entering they noticed a man dressed in a white robe and they were amazed. When the women had reached the tomb of Jesus they saw that the stone was rolled back; for it was very large, and upon entering they noticed a man dressed in a white robe and they were amazed. Mary Magdalene ran back to Simon and John and explained to them what they had just seen. Mary Magdalene ran back to Simon and John and explained to them what they had just seen. Peter and John ran to the tomb; John got there first, but he waited for Peter to go in. All they found was Jesus, burial clothes and they went away puzzled. Peter and John ran to the tomb; John got there first, but he waited for Peter to go in. All they found was Jesus, burial clothes and they went away puzzled. Read Mark 16: 1-7 and John 20: Read Mark 16: 1-7 and John 20: 11-18

4 The Road to Emmaus: Jesus Revealed in the Eucharist Two of Jesus’ other followers had some business in a little village called Emmaus, a few hours’ walk from Jerusalem. Two of Jesus’ other followers had some business in a little village called Emmaus, a few hours’ walk from Jerusalem. The two disciples went on to tell the story of the last few days- including the odd tale they had heard from Mary Magdalene. The two disciples went on to tell the story of the last few days- including the odd tale they had heard from Mary Magdalene. While on their way, Jesus himself drew near them but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. While on their way, Jesus himself drew near them but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. They had quite some time to spend talking as they walked on their way, and it was nearly sunset by the time they reached Emmaus. They decided to invite “the stranger” in for dinner. They had quite some time to spend talking as they walked on their way, and it was nearly sunset by the time they reached Emmaus. They decided to invite “the stranger” in for dinner. It was in the breaking of the bread that they recognized Jesus. It was in the breaking of the bread that they recognized Jesus. The two disciples ran back to Jerusalem and found the apostles and told them everything. The two disciples ran back to Jerusalem and found the apostles and told them everything.

5 The Power to Forgive and Retain Sins Ten of the remaining eleven apostles were huddled in a locker room that evening. Suddenly Jesus was standing among them, saying “Peace be with you”. Ten of the remaining eleven apostles were huddled in a locker room that evening. Suddenly Jesus was standing among them, saying “Peace be with you”. Only God had the power to forgive sins-a power that was manifest in Jesus, God the Son. Only God had the power to forgive sins-a power that was manifest in Jesus, God the Son. Now Jesus was giving his power to his apostles. He held nothing back from them; he was giving them the same authority he himself had. Now Jesus was giving his power to his apostles. He held nothing back from them; he was giving them the same authority he himself had. Read John 20:20-23 Read John 20:20-23

6 Doubting Thomas One of the apostles was missing. Thomas was not there when Jesus appeared, and he refused to believe the story he heard. One of the apostles was missing. Thomas was not there when Jesus appeared, and he refused to believe the story he heard. A week later, the disciples were gathered in the same place and this time Thomas was with them. A week later, the disciples were gathered in the same place and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were shut. But Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you”. Then he told Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless but believing.” The doors were shut. But Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you”. Then he told Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless but believing.” Thomas then answers, “My Lord and My God.”, Jesus said to him, “You have believed because you have seen me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” Thomas then answers, “My Lord and My God.”, Jesus said to him, “You have believed because you have seen me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”

7 Doubting Thomas… Tradition tells us that Thomas became the greatest traveler of all apostles, taking the Good News as far as India. Tradition tells us that Thomas became the greatest traveler of all apostles, taking the Good News as far as India. The very earliest Christians did not use a cross as a symbol of their faith, but Thomas always kept a plain wooden cross with him wherever he went. The very earliest Christians did not use a cross as a symbol of their faith, but Thomas always kept a plain wooden cross with him wherever he went. It must have reminded him of what he had learned in that one blinding moment; that Jesus Christ really had died, and really had risen from the dead. It must have reminded him of what he had learned in that one blinding moment; that Jesus Christ really had died, and really had risen from the dead.

8 Back To Galilee After he had given them the power to forgive and retain sins, Jesus’ disciple followed the instructions they had been given to Galilee. After he had given them the power to forgive and retain sins, Jesus’ disciple followed the instructions they had been given to Galilee. There, by the Sea of Galilee, Peter John, and several other disciples went back to fishing. There, by the Sea of Galilee, Peter John, and several other disciples went back to fishing. After a night of no luck at all, they saw a stranger calling to them from the beach. When he heard that they had caught no fish, the stranger told them to cast the net on the other side of the boat. After a night of no luck at all, they saw a stranger calling to them from the beach. When he heard that they had caught no fish, the stranger told them to cast the net on the other side of the boat. They did as they were told and when they lifted up the net they could barely pull it up. John understood who the stranger was: “It is the Lord” They did as they were told and when they lifted up the net they could barely pull it up. John understood who the stranger was: “It is the Lord”

9 Peter’s Redemption When they reached the shore, Jesus had a fire ready- a “charcoal fire”. When they reached the shore, Jesus had a fire ready- a “charcoal fire”. Now Jesus was setting up the same situation, giving Peter a chance to redeem himself. Now Jesus was setting up the same situation, giving Peter a chance to redeem himself. Three times Peter had denied Jesus in front of a charcoal fire; now Jesus had given a chance to undo that denial three times. Three times Peter had denied Jesus in front of a charcoal fire; now Jesus had given a chance to undo that denial three times. Jesus in return gave Peter the care over his “lambs’, all the believers everywhere. Jesus in return gave Peter the care over his “lambs’, all the believers everywhere. As he had declared before, Christ would build his church on Peter. As he had declared before, Christ would build his church on Peter.


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