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The Third Day

Third Day

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Just because the Apostles and other disciples of Jesus wouldn’t believe in Jesus’ resurrection, doesn’t mean they had lost all hope. It is true that they didn’t look for Jesus to walk out of the grave, but the mention of the third day by the two traveling to Emmaus indicates that they did look for something to occur three days after Jesus was crucified (Luke 24:21). Nevertheless, how should we understand this? They couldn’t have mentioned the three days in the context of Jesus’ promise to rise again, otherwise their faith in that promise, i.e. to at least look for his resurrection, would have permitted the two to recognize Jesus who walked with them. Moreover their disbelief of the women’s witness, saying it was pure nonsense, shows they couldn’t have been looking for Jesus to rise from the dead. So, what significance did the three days have for Jesus’ disciples? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 6, 2018 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Marriage at Cana

The Synoptic Gospels put Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness between his baptism and his public ministry, but not John. John puts the marriage in Cana of Galilee between Jesus’ baptism and public life. Did you ever wonder if there is any significance in this? This is where Jesus changed water into wine and is the first of seven signs or specific miracles to which John refers. John mentions that Jesus did many miracles, but he refers us to seven particular miracles, saying these have special significance and reveal Jesus as the Messiah or Christ in order that we may believe and have life (John 20:30-31) Therefore, what does this first miracle mean, or what significance does it hold in revealing Jesus as the Messiah? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2011 in Gospel, Jesus, Religion

 

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