It’s the last full day of camp which means it’s also our last Bible study. This week our Bible studies have been centered around the book of Luke and its teachings. We wrap up everything in Luke 24 following the resurrection of Christ. We see Jesus approach two disciples walking away from Jerusalem. At first they don’t recognize him and so Jesus asks them what they were talking about. They share the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and how his body was missing from the tomb. They described Christ as a powerful prophet who they believed would be the one to redeem Israel. Jesus calls these men foolish, for after all the times He had told them about his coming resurrection they still believed he was dead. Jesus then shows that the Old Testament Scriptures pointed towards Him. The stories Christ told compelled the disciples to invite Jesus to their home and share dinner together.
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.
Christ revealed his identity to them at dinner and the two disciples went back to Jerusalem to share the good news of Jesus’ resurrection with the eleven disciples. Then came the Great Commission which calls all nations to share the good news of the resurrection.
He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”