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Episode 12: Post Resurrection

Bring the Word

Read Matthew 28:8-15

  • Why would the chief priest need to keep the soldiers “out of trouble” with the governor? Why would they offer them a large sum of money?
  • Do you think the chief priest believed the soldiers? Why or why not?
  • What reaction might you expect from someone hearing this report from the soldiers? 
  • How did the priest and elders perceive Jesus? How do you think this affected their reaction?

Read Luke 24:13-35

  • Who told the two about the resurrection of Jesus?
  • What’s the irony in Cleopas’ initial response?
  • Before Jesus’ interaction with them, do you think they believed Jesus had been resurrected? Why or why not?
  • In what ways does their perception of Jesus differ from the priest and elders? 
  • Who initiates this meeting and conversation?
  • What is it that makes them believe in Jesus’ resurrection?
  • Who did they tell?

Read Luke 24:36-43

  • Why were they troubled and having doubts?
  • Does being troubled or having doubts equal disbelief? Why or why not?
  • What do we learn about Jesus’ body in this scripture?

Bring it Home

Read John 20:24-31

  • Who tells Thomas about Jesus’ resurrection?
  • Just like all the others what does it take for Thomas to believe Christ is resurrected?
  • What do these examples illustrate about the process of someone’s salvation/belief in Jesus?
  • Is it more effective to pray for someone’s salvation or tell them about the Gospel?
  • What does Jesus mean when he says “blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed?”
  • How can we pray for you?

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