Rebecca's Well

Rebecca’s Well: The Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ© Pt. I

Jesus’ appearances on the day of his resurrection:

• To Mary Magdalene (John 20:1-18)
• To the women returning from the tomb with the Angelic message (Matthew 28:1-10)
• To Simon Peter, probably in the afternoon (Luke 24:34)
• To the Emmaus disciples toward evening (Luke 24: 13-35)
• To the Apostles, except Thomas (Luke 24:36-43)(John 20:19-25)

Eight days afterward:
To the Apostles, Thomas Being Present
(John 20:26-29)

• In Galilee: (1) To the Seven by the Lake of Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) (John 21: 1-14) (2) To Cephas (Greek form for Simon Peter), The Apostles and “above 500 Brethren” (1st Cor. 15:5-6) (3) To James (1st Cor. 15:7)

The great commission to evangelize:

• St. Matthew, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations…” (Matt. 28: 19-20)
• St. Mark, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel…” (Mark 16:15-18)
• St. Luke, …”And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name…” (Luke 24:46-48)
• St. John, …”Feed my lambs … feed my sheep … feed my sheep…” (John 21:15-17)

The Apostles instructed by Jesus to wait in Jerusalem for the promised Holy Ghost
(The Acts 1:1-8)
• “ … wait for the promise of the Father, which, ye have heard of me.”
(The Acts 1:4)
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the Earth.”
(Acts 1:8)
The Ascension of Jesus Christ

“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with signs following. Amen” (Mark 16:19-20)
“And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And He led them out as far as to Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into Heaven. And they worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.” (Luke 24: 50-53)
… Continued next week

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