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FRAMEWORKS: Luke's Gospel

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FRAMEWORKS: Luke's Gospel, Chapter 24


v.1-12 Jesus has Risen

v.13-35 On the Road to Emmaus

v.36-49 Jesus Appears to the Disciples

v.50-53 The Ascension of Jesus



v.1-12 Jesus has Risen


v.1 (It's Sunday morning) On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.

v.2,3 (the women find the stone on the tomb rolled back and the tomb empty) They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

v.4 (two angels appear to them) While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.

v.5 (they challenge the women) In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?

v.6,7 (he's risen like he told you before) He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' ”

v.8  (they remembered) Then they remembered his words.

v.9  (they went and told the eleven) When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.

v.10 (it was the three women reporting) It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.

v.11 (but the men couldn't believe it) But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.

v.12 (Peter ran to the tomb to see for himself) Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.



v.13-35 On the Road to Emmaus


v.13 (two of the disciples were going to Emmaus) Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.

v.14 (they were talking about what had happened) They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.

v.15,16 (Jesus came alongside them as they walked but they didn't recognise him) As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.

v.17 (he questioned them) He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast.

v.18 (they refer to what had happened) One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

v.19 (he asks about it) “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.

v.20,21 (they tell all that had gone on) The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.

v.22,23 (they tell of the report of the women) In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn't find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.

v.24 (some had gone and looked and confirmed the body was gone) Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”

v.25 (Jesus chastises them) He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

v.26 (didn't prophecy say this would happen?) Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”

v.27 (so he explained from the Old Testament) And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

v.28 (nearing Emmaus Jesus looked like he was going on) As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther.

v.29 (but on their urging he stayed with them) But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.

v.30 (as he broke bread and prayed) When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.

v.31 (they realised who he was – but he disappeared) Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.

v.32 (they marvelled at what had happened) They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

v.33,34 (they returned to Jerusalem to tell the others) They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.”

v.35 (they recounted what happened) Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.



v.36-49 Jesus Appears to the Disciples


v.36 (as they were talking Jesus appeared with them) While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

v.37 (they thought it was a ghost) They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.

v.38 (he challenges them) He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?

v.39 (see, touch me, feel me) 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.”

v.40 (he showed them his wounds) When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet.

v.41 (he asks for something to eat) And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”

v.42,43 (he ate it with them) They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence.

v.44 (he reminded them what he had taught them before) 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.”

v.45 (so he opened the meaning of the scriptures) Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

v.46,47 (he laid out the basics) He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

v.48 (now you've seen them) You are witnesses of these things.

v.49 (stay here until you receive the Spirit my Father promised) I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”



v.50-53 The Ascension of Jesus


v.50 (he took them out to Bethany and blessed them) When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.

v.51 (… and then ascended to heaven..) While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.

v.52 (after which they returned to Jerusalem..) Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

v.53 (where they kept returning to the temple praising God) And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God