Encounters with the Risen Lord
"He has risen! He is not here." The risen Christ appeared to his followers in different ways, which demonstrated his care for their uniqueness. He continues to meet people in distinctive ways today. "God comes to us in various ways, accommodating our pain, fear, doubt, abstraction, and pride," says John Witte Jr. in his article for CHRISTIANITY TODAY.
In what unique ways did Jesus meet his followers after his resurrection? How did his appearances demonstrate his consideration of their life experiences, emotional fragility, and individual personalities? How does Jesus meet people today? How do we respond with grace to other believers who experience Christ in ways that are unfamiliar to us?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Luke 24:36–49; John 10:2–6; 20; 21
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Jesus confronts our false assumptions, calls us by name, and comforts us in grief.
—Teaching point two: Jesus calms our fears and breathes his peace upon us.
—Teaching point three: Jesus relieves our doubts and skepticism by allowing us to experience him in a personal way.
• Apply Your Findings
• Recommended Resources
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• A Manifold Resurrection, by John Witte Jr. (April 2007, 3 printed pages)
Total number of pages—10