Burial & Resurrection
Luke 23:50-24:53– July 31, 2022
Luke 23:39-43. All about the comma. Where does the comma go? (Slide 1)
Luke 23:44-46. Also inMatthew 27:51 – 53, 51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split 52 and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
Luke 23:47-49. A centurion would be a battle-hardened roman soldier who would have seen plenty of death and likely many crucifixions. He saw something different, so different he was moved to say Surely this was a righteous man. In Matthew (27:54) Surely he was the son of Godand Mark (15:39) Surely this man was the son of God.
Luke 23:50-56. Jesus buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. From John 19:39-40 we know Nicodemus helped him, 39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. 40 Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs
Luke 24:1-8. Women discover Jesus has resurrected. Matthew 27:65-66 reminds us Roman guards were at the tomb. Angels announce the resurrection of Jesus.
Luke 24:9-12. Disbelief followed by belief.
Luke 24:13-32. The road to Emmaus, the discussion, and Jesus revealed. To Simon Peter as well.
Luke 24:33-35. Sharing the Good news.
Luke 24:36-43. Jesus appears and the eleven are first fearful, then believing.
Luke 24:44-48. With the evidence in front of them, they begin to believe and understand. Instructions on what to preach to all nations. Jesus’ final commission.
Luke 24:49-53. The promise followed by Jesus’ ascension and the joy of the disciples.They went to the temple daily praying and praising God. They no longer feared the Sanhedrin for they had seen and spoken with the Resurrected Messiah. They did not yet preach, they waited following Jesus’ instructions.
Luke continues this story in the book of Acts.
Bottom Line: The disciples had seen the resurrected Christ and lived accordingly. We know of Him through scripture, and we should also live accordingly.
Let us not be like those God described in Ezekiel 33:30-32, 30 “But as for you, son of man, your people (who are talking about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses) say to one another, ‘Come hear the word that comes from the Lord.’ 31 They come to you in crowds, and they sit in front of you as my people. They hear your words, but do not obey them. For they talk lustfully, and their heart is set on their own advantage. 32 Realize that to them you are like a sensual song, a beautiful voice and skilled musician. They hear your words, but they do not obey them.