Thoughts and questions, w. b. 18/4/21
One thing that is not explained in the resurrection accounts is how Jesus travelled around, or, as here, appeared to get through a locked door. It is made very clear that He had a physical body (marks on body and eating), but can He pass though doors or walls, or was He let in? We are not told.
The disciples were talking about the resurrection appearances when Jesus suddenly appears amongst them.
- How do your memories of the past affect your present (and even your future)?
- Could you say that you have ever met with Jesus, or heard his voice? What happened?
- Why do you think Jesus used the phrase ‘peace be with you’, and what could he have meant? – v36
Jesus goes to great lengths to show that He has a physical body.
- Why was a physical body important, both to the disciples, and to us? – v39-43
Jesus referred to Scripture to show how the things done to Him had been written down previously.
- Do you see Jesus’ fulfilment of prophecy as essential to your faith? Why or why not?
In Lee Strobel’s book The case against Christ it is suggested that the resurrection is central to the (or our) faith. If the resurrection can be disproved, then the rest doesn’t stand either.
- Do you think that this is right or wrong? Why/why not?