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A Happy Ending... Viewing Luke Chapter 24 Prepared by: Soon Siak. September 2009
Topics covered... Can you still remember? 10 Where are we on the Passion Week? Some highlights before the movie 35 Preview of the Movie 11 Workshop time 25
Can you still remember? Name something edible. The person on the right will continue to name another edible item which starts with the last letter of the previous item. Anyone who failed to respond will have to answer the question given. Wrong answer will be subjected to a forfeit! :) Repeat the above for the rest participants.
Can you still remember? The Roman Procurator who tried and condemned Jesus. Pontius Pilate The king was very happy when he saw Jesus for he had long desired to see Him. Herod Antipas A rebel and a robber who was released instead of Jesus. Barabbas
Can you still remember? Jesus was crucified at this place. The Skull He helped Jesus to carry the cross. Simon of Cyrene The body of Jesus was laid in this man’s very own tomb. Joseph of Arimathea
Outline of the Passion Week Saturday Jesus laid in the tomb during the Sabbath, and the Pharisees secured Roman guards to keep watch of the tomb (Matt. 27:61-66; Mark 15:47; Luke 23:55-56). Sunday Christ was resurrected from the dead (Matt. 28:1-15; Mark 16:1-8 [9-13]; Luke 24:1-35). He is a type of the offering of the Firstfruits, which was offered the day after the Sabbath (Lev. 23:9-14; 1 Cor. 15:23).
Resurrection (24) "Belief in the resurrection is not an appendage to the Christian faith. It is the Christian faith." George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, London Times, 1992 "A deceased man did not walk out of his grave physically alive three days after his execution by crucifixion." John S. Spong, "Resurrection: Myth or Reality?"
"The apostolic faith of the Church is based on the reality of the resurrection of Christ. As St. Paul says: 'Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the death, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised, and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith is in vain.' (1 Cor. 15:12-14) Viewed as the ultimate victory over the powers of sin and death, the resurrection of the Lord is not only an historical event but also the sign of God's power over all the forces which can keep us from his love and goodness. It is a victory not only for Christ himself but also for all those united with him (1 Pet. 1:3f). It is a victory which marks the beginning of a new era (Jn 20:17). The resurrection is the ultimate expression of the Father's gift of reconciliation and unity in Christ through the Spirit. It is a sign of the unity and reconciliation which God wills for the entire creation." Statement of the World Council of Churches / Middle East Council of Churches Consultation, 1997. 2
Resurrection (24:1-11) Apologetics on the Lord’s resurrection video. Note what happened to the women during the first day of the week. The fulfillment of the first 2 prophecies (v.6): 1. Must suffered and crucified 2. Rise on the third day.
Resurrection (24:1-11) View the When You Believe video. What is the theme of the song? A theme of faith that things happened when we believe. Moses and his people went out by faith into the wilderness to the Promised Land. Who made the first move? Why is that important? Looking at Luke 24:1-11, what do you noticed about the women and the disciples? Faith in action? Why do you think that the Lord’s resurrection is vital for them? Jesus proved His words by the resurrection. They witnessed it and that enhanced a different level of faith. Faith is a process. It can grow…
On the way to Emmaus, 7 miles from Jerusalem. Did not recognise Jesus - cf Mary Magdalene (John 20:14) & apostles (24:37) Why couldn’t they recognise Him? :) One of the two was Cleopas. The sufferings of the Messiah were the essential condition of final victory and of the glory that followed (v.26). Note the account of the entire event.
Appearance to the Apostles (24:36-49) Describe the account of the encounter - popular section for past year questions. Why not believing that the Messiah had risen? 1. Appearance of Jesus too good to be true. 2. They were too affected by the crucifixion. Jesus had a real though glorified body. The disciples saw Him in this body and handled Him with the print of the nails in His hands and feet and the wound inflicted in His side by the spear - evidences that He is alive.
The Lord’s Resurrected Body It was a physical body that had bones and flesh and that could eat; but his body could also vanish suddenly and appear suddenly. His body defied gravity and was able to rise up to heaven. It was a glorified body that disappeared / ‘vaporised’ from the grave cloths.
Ascension (24:50-53) Happened in Bethany. First recorded words of Jesus: “Why did you have to look for me? Didn't you know that I had to be in my Father's house?” (2:49) Last words in Luke: “And I myself will send upon you what my Father has promised. But you must wait in the city until the power from above comes down upon you.” (24:49) The assurance of continued fellowship with the ascended Lord in the person of the Holy Spirit swept away any despair they might have felt at His departure (v.52-53)
Ascension (24:50-53) Coming next!!! Dr Luke has traced the Christian movement from its beginnings with Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospel of Luke. He will continue to trace its development into a worldwide fellowship transcending the limits of Jewish nationality and embracing Jews and Gentiles impartially. He will present Jesus not as a mere Jewish Messiah, but as a world Saviour. All these and more in the Acts of the Apostles. See you next year!
Resurrection (Chapter 24) Video show of The Man (track 45:07 disc 2 - about 11 mins) A very important chapter. Follow closely the ending account of this wonderful Man.
The Resurrection (Chapter 24) Some past year questions Section A SPM 1990“While he blessed them, he parted from them.” (Luke 24:51) Where did the Ascension of Jesus take place? Relate all that Jesus said to his disciples just before he ascended into heaven. SPM 1994 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb… (Luke 24:1) Who went to the tomb? What did they bring with them? What two unexpected things did they find there? What did they do immediately upon leaving the tomb?
The Resurrection (Chapter 24) Some past year questions Section B SPM 1993 Give an account of all that Jesus said to his disciples gathered in Jerusalem after his resurrection. Compare their reactions to Jesus’ appearance with the reactions of the two disciples in Emmaus. SPM 1996 After the Resurrection Jesus appeared to the disciples and asked them for something to eat. (a) Give an account of the incident.[9 marks] (b) What does this incident show about the condition of the resurrected body of Jesus?[3 marks] ( c)What instructions did Jesus give his disciples before he ascended to heaven?[3 marks].SMK Methodist 1997 (a)Give an account of what happened at early dawn on the first day of the week when the women took spices, which they had prepared, to the tomb of Jesus.[10 marks] (b)Late in the night of the same day, Jesus showed himself alive to the disciples in Jerusalem. Describe how he convinced them that he had risen from the dead.[5 marks]
The Resurrection (Chapter 24) Some past year questions Section B SMK Methodist 1997 (a)Give an account of what happened at early dawn on the first day of the week when the women took spices, which they had prepared, to the tomb of Jesus.[10 marks] (b)Late in the night of the same day, Jesus showed himself alive to the disciples in Jerusalem. Describe how he convinced them that he had risen from the dead.[5 marks] SPM 2004 Describe (a) the burial of Jesus by Joseph of Arimathea; [6 marks] (b) the resurrection of Jesus as reported by the women [9 marks]
Reminder End of year assessment exam on November 1 st (1.5 hours) !!! Read only Luke 1, 2, 8, 14, 16, 23, 24 Happy preparation.
PROJECT FOR LUKE In preparing this project you may use your Bible, text book and any research materials you wish. Be sure to write legibly, using a computer printer, pen and ink, or ballpoint pen. DO NOT USE A PENCIL. Imagine that you were there at the scene of the crucifixion. Choose one of the characters who were there, e.g., the disciples, the women, soldier, criminal, etc., and imagine yourself as that person looking at Jesus on the cross. Narrate in a essay of 300 to 500 words, all the events based on Chapter 23 from a personal perspective. You may also use resources from other chapters or books of the Bible. Be imaginative! The project must be submitted by end of October 2009. The best submitted work will be awarded accordingly.