Luke 24

Luke 24

Sunday Early Service #CLCwichita

Posted by Chad Langdon on Sunday, July 18, 2021

FIRST READING Galatians 5:22-23
22 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
generosity, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no
law against such things.

SECOND READING Luke 24:33-53
33 That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found
the eleven and their companions gathered together. 34 They were saying,
“The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they
told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known
to them in the breaking of the bread.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples
36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them
and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and terrified,
and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are
you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my
hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost
does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he
had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 While in their joy
they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you
anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he
took it and ate in their presence. 44 Then he said to them, “These are my
words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything
written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must
be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the
scriptures, 46 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is
to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance
and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations,
beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And
see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the
city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

The Ascension of Jesus
50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he
blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and
was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him, and returned to
Jerusalem with great joy; 53 and they were continually in the temple
blessing God