Part of the Sunday series, preached at a Sunday service
In each text Jesus appears to the disciples; they are afraid and unbelieving, he convinces them that he is indeed their teacher and friend raised from the dead. The stories each follow the same pattern: a) Encounter -- failure to recognize, b) Explanation -- interpreting the resurrection through the lens of the scriptures, c) Eating -- Jesus breaks bread or eats fish, d) Enlightenment -- the disciples eyes are opened, hearts burn, and recognize, e) Exit -- Jesus departs. Jesus returns from the dead and meets his disciples in different places: the garden, the Emmaus Road, the seashore, the Upper Room. He witnesses to them that he is alive, this guy back from the dead with a body. He isn't content to send them a postcard from heaven: HAVING A GREAT TIME. WISH YOU WERE HERE. NO. He shows up among them as his own witness!
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