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Luke 24 - NIRV

Jesus Rises From the Dead

1 It was very early in the morning on the first day of the week. The women took the spices they had prepared. Then they went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from it. 3 When they entered the tomb, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 They were wondering about this.

Suddenly two men in clothes as bright as lightning stood beside them. 5 The women were terrified. They bowed down with their faces to the ground.

Then the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 Jesus is not here! He has risen! Remember how he told you he would rise. It was while he was still with you in Galilee. 7 He said, 'The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful people. He must be nailed to a cross. On the third day he will rise from the dead.' "

8 Then the women remembered Jesus' words.

9 They came back from the tomb. They told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them were the ones who told the apostles. 11 But the apostles did not believe the women. Their words didn't make any sense to them.

12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He bent over and saw the strips of linen lying by themselves. Then he went away, wondering what had happened.


On the Road to Emmaus

13 That same day two of Jesus' followers were going to a village called Emmaus. It was about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened.

15 As they talked about those things, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them. 16 But God kept them from recognizing him.

17 Jesus asked them, "What are you talking about as you walk along?"

They stood still, and their faces were sad. 18 One of them was named Cleopas. He said to Jesus, "You must be a visitor to Jerusalem. If you lived there, you would know the things that have happened there in the last few days."

19 "What things?" Jesus asked.

"About Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "He was a prophet. He was powerful in what he said and did in the eyes of God and all of the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed Jesus over to be sentenced to death. They nailed him to a cross. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one who was going to set Israel free. Also, it is the third day since all this happened.

22 "Some of our women amazed us too. Early this morning they went to the tomb. 23 But they didn't find his body. So they came and told us what they had seen. They saw angels, who said Jesus was alive. 24 Then some of our friends went to the tomb. They saw it was empty, just as the women had said. They didn't see Jesus' body there."

25 Jesus said to them, "How foolish you are! How long it takes you to believe all that the prophets said! 26 Didn't the Christ have to suffer these things and then receive his glory?"

27 Jesus explained to them what was said about himself in all the Scriptures. He began with Moses and all the Prophets.

28 The two men approached the village where they were going. Jesus acted as if he were going farther. 29 But they tried hard to keep him from leaving. They said, "Stay with us. It is nearly evening. The day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them.

30 He joined them at the table. Then he took bread and gave thanks. He broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. But then he disappeared from their sight.

32 They said to each other, "He talked with us on the road. He opened the Scriptures to us. Weren't our hearts burning inside us during that time?"

33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them. They were all gathered together. 34 They were saying, "It's true! The Lord has risen! He has appeared to Simon!"

35 Then the two of them told what had happened to them on the way. They told how they had recognized Jesus when he broke the bread.


Jesus Appears to the Disciples

36 The disciples were still talking about this when Jesus himself suddenly stood among them. He said, "May peace be with you!"

37 They were surprised and terrified. They thought they were seeing a ghost.

38 Jesus said to them, "Why are you troubled? Why do you have doubts in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is really I! Touch me and see. A ghost does not have a body or bones. But you can see that I do."

40 After he said that, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 But they still did not believe it. They were amazed and filled with joy.

So Jesus asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?"

42 They gave him a piece of cooked fish. 43 He took it and ate it in front of them.

44 Jesus said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you. Everything written about me must happen. Everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms must come true."

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, "This is what is written. The Christ will suffer. He will rise from the dead on the third day. 47 His followers will preach in his name. They will tell others to turn away from their sins and be forgiven. People from every nation will hear it, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You have seen these things with your own eyes.

49 "I am going to send you what my Father has promised. But for now, stay in the city. Stay there until you have received power from heaven."


Jesus Is Taken Up Into Heaven

50 Jesus led his disciples out to the area near Bethany. Then he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them. He was taken up into heaven.

52 Then they worshiped him. With great joy, they returned to Jerusalem. 53 Every day they went to the temple, praising God.

Sermons on Luke 24 More sermons: Luke 24

Wayne Lawson avatar
Can't Nobody Break Bread Like Jesus
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Dec, 2016
Summary: As the travelers made their weary way to Emmaus a stranger fell alongside them. It was going to be one of the most wonderful walks in history!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 24:13-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 224
Elmer Towns avatar
Why Believe in Christ's Resurrection?
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Nov, 2016
Summary: Why we believe in Christ's resurrection
Scripture: Luke 24:2-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 17
Paul Sizemore avatar
Why Believe the Good News of Easter
Shared by: Paul Sizemore on Sep, 2016
Summary: Our Easter joy is not always immediate. It certainly wasn't immediate for Jesus' first disciples either. Even the empty tomb and the angel's proclamation left them bewildered. It was in remembering Jesus' own words that the Spirit brought them to faith.
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 20
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Sep, 2016
Summary: What is communing with God, how do we recognize Him, what gets us in touch with Him and what we will experience when we encounter Jesus!
Matthew Kratz avatar
The Jesus Journey
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Sep, 2016
Summary: The story of this encounter, like our own journey of faith, may be viewed from three perspectives: 1) The need for understanding (Luke 24:13–24), 2) The source of understanding (Luke 24:25–27), and 3) The response to understanding (Luke 24:28–32).
Scripture: Luke 24:13-32
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 513
Emma Hodge avatar
The Women at the Tomb - Easter Day
Shared by: Emma Hodge on Aug, 2016
Summary: Challenges and Joy of Easter
David Trexler avatar
Sermon for 4th of July 2016
Shared by: David Trexler on Jul, 2016
Summary: Independent from England--Now dependent upon God
Scripture: Luke 1:1-24:52
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 64
Greg Burcham avatar
Hearts On Fire
Shared by: Greg Burcham on Jun, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals with the self inflicted damage we do to our spiritual hearts and God's prescription for healing.
Scripture: Luke 24:32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 586
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Ascension of Jesus
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Jun, 2016
Summary: The ascension of Jesus in Luke 24:50-53 shows us the remarkable manner in which Jesus left his disciples.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 24:50-53
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 238
John Stackhouse avatar
The Holy Scriptures
Shared by: John Stackhouse on Jun, 2016
Summary: The 4th Article of Faith for the Church of the Nazarene.
Scripture: Luke 24:44-47
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 122
Freddy Fritz avatar
Jesus Appears to His Disciples
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Jun, 2016
Summary: Jesus' appearance to his disciples in Jerusalem in Luke 24:36-49 shows us how they came to recognize that Jesus was indeed alive.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 24:36-49
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 411
Freddy Fritz avatar
On the Road to Emmaus
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus' appearance to two disciples on the road to Emma's in Luke 24:13-35 shows us how they came to recognize that Jesus was indeed alive.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,020
Mike  McGuire avatar
The Plan For Evangelism
Shared by: Mike McGuire on May, 2016
Summary: How to go about evangelizing
Scripture: Luke 24:36-49
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 77
Craig Condon avatar
Spiritual Light from the Light of the World
Shared by: Craig Condon on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus shone the light on the need to repent. The same light allows us to take in the Scriptures and feast on the Word. In return, we are to preach repentance and remission of sins in Jesus’ name to all nations.
Scripture: Luke 24:44-53
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 79
Lynn Malone avatar
Mission: Possible--The Celebration
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Apr, 2016
Summary: The church celebrates its mission every time it gathers for worship, especially on Sunday, and especially on Easter Sunday. This Easter sermons reflects on the mystery that is the central celebration of the Church--the resurrection.
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 70
Anthony Zibolski avatar
The empty tomb
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Apr, 2016
Summary: Easter message on the resurrection of Christ
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 290
Mark Mitchell avatar
“Just a Little Walk with Jesus”
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Apr, 2016
Summary: Walking with God takes spiritual eyes
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 222
Malcolm Rogers avatar
Hope is kindled
Shared by: Malcolm Rogers on Apr, 2016
Summary: The Resurrection of Jesus gives hope. Hope to people who are crushed. Hope for our bodies and for this created world.
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 174
John Quigley avatar
The First Evangelists
Shared by: John Quigley on Apr, 2016
Summary: The women to and from the tomb.
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 93
Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson avatar
Easter, the best good news or best-kept secret?
Shared by: Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Apr, 2016
Summary: Easter is the best Good News we could possibly hear, therefore it is worth sharing with others.
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 82
Bruce Lee avatar
Emmaus Area
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Apr, 2016
Summary: Two men on the Road to Emmaus report sighting Jesus after the Resurrection.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 24:32-33
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 994
Dennis Lee avatar
The Emmaus Road
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Apr, 2016
Summary: In the series, "A Journey To and From Easter" we're now moving from Easter with two disciples as they're on the Emmaus Road, moving from God's promises and presence into obscurity until they met with the risen Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 200
Tony Fox avatar
The Breaking of the Bread
Shared by: Tony Fox on Apr, 2016
Summary: Luke 24 is one of the most beloved accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. Follow these two disciples as they leave Jerusalem heading for home, and walk with them as they entertain an unusual stronger who caused their hearts to burn with revival fires.
Series: Easter
Jim Dillinger avatar
the Empty Promises of Easter
Shared by: Jim Dillinger on Apr, 2016
Summary: the difference between politician's empty promises and God's empty promises.
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12
Views: 24
Richard Smithson avatar
Sunday is Here
Shared by: Richard Smithson on Apr, 2016
Summary: Easter Message
Scripture: Luke 24:5-6
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 97
Gerald Roberts avatar
"They Found"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Mar, 2016
Summary: The women rise early in the morning and find stone rolled away, no body, remembrance, wondering, and they found hope.
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 73
Gordon Curley avatar
Encountering Jesus on the Emmaus Road
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Mar, 2016
Summary: Encountering Jesus on the Emmaus Road – Luke chapter 24 verses 13-31 – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Luke 24:13-31
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 347
John Gaston avatar
Tomb For Sale
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2016
Summary: We look at the Uncomfortable Truth about Easter. Then we look at the “many convincing proofs” that Jesus gave us that He is alive, from the cross and then the tomb.
Scripture: Luke 24:36-47
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 188
Mari Larson avatar
Shared by: Mari Larson on Mar, 2016
Summary: Throughout history, many people have had doubts about many things. It is no wonder there were doubts about the resurrection.
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 92