Luke 24:36-49

What does it mean?

1. What was the folks’ response when Jesus appeared before them?  Who were the people actually in the room?

2. Jesus asked them why they were troubled and doubting when He appeared.  Why do you think they were?

3. In what ways specifically does Luke record that Jesus verified the authenticity of His resurrection to these folks?

4. Why does Jesus make reference to the “Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms”?

5. Jesus opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, what part of the Bible was He opening up?

6. How does Jesus summarize what is the message of the Old Testament?

7. Jesus says that the Old Testament teaches that the Christ will suffer, rise from the dead, and that forgiveness will be proclaimed to all nations.  Which of these 3 things did Jesus do?

8. How does Jesus state that repentance and forgiveness will be proclaimed to all nations?  Who is going to do that?

9. Why were they to stay in Jerusalem?

10. What were they supposed to do after they received the “power from on high”?

11. How would you summarize Luke’s flow of thought, what’s his big idea in this passage?

How does it apply?

1. What were the greatest challenges to your coming to believe that Jesus actually rose from the dead?

2. How did you work through the challenges to believing in Jesus’ resurrection?

3. What eventually convinced you that Jesus was resurrected?

4. How, maybe where, have you seen Jesus revealed in the Old Testament?   What difference has that made to your faith?

5. How do you “feel” about the Bible?

6. How do you feel about your ability to use the Bible to grow in your understanding of, and relationship with, God?

7. What has helped you grow in your ability to read and understand the Bible?

8. What do you think would help you use Scripture more satisfyingly?

9. How do you feel about sharing the forgiveness of Jesus with those who have yet to believe?